August 28, 2009

Grant funds pursuit of cancer treatment

By Kelley Luckstein

The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has received a five-year grant for $11.5 million "to translate research into treatments for women with ovarian cancer."


Mayo's three campuses in Minnesota, Florida and Arizona together make up one of the country's 39 "comprehensive cancer centers" as designated by the National Cancer Institute, Mayo notes. It is the only center in the country with three sites nationwide.


The new ovarian cancer research money for Mayo is a "Specialized Programs of Research Excellence" grant from the National Cancer Institute.


"Our balance of basic, population science and clinical research programs within the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center enables us to pursue major issues in ovarian cancer, such as chemotherapy resistance, and quickly move new approaches into the clinic," Dr. Lynn Hartmann, grant lead investigator, is quoted by Mayo as saying.


Post-Bulletin by Jeff Hansel, 8/28/2009

Tags: Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, NCI, Ovarian Cancer, Uncategorized

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