Stand Up to Cancer Grants Go to 2 Arizona Doctors and Their Teams to Turn Science Into Cures for Cancer
Posted May 28 2009 10:47pm
I have covered a few posts from the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) which is where the grant money is going. Joshua LaBaer formerly from Harvard heads up the bioscience lab at TGEN. BD
PHOENIX (AP) - Two prominent cancer doctors and their team are getting an $18 million grant from a nonprofit group created by scientists and members of the entertainment industry.
The grant is the largest going to five research teams from the nonprofit Stand Up to Cancer. The goal is to quickly turn scientific discoveries into better care and cures for cancer patients.
The five teams will focus on breast, ovarian, cervical, uterine, brain, lung, rectal, prostate and colon cancers.
The team headed by Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, the physician in chief of the Translational Genomics Research Institute, or TGen, in Phoenix, and Dr. Craig B. Thompson, the director of the University of Pennsylvania's Abramson Cancer Center, will focus on new approaches to treating pancreatic cancer, 1 of the deadliest forms of the disease.