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AACR, BCRF award inaugural grants in translational breast cancer research
Date:10/11/2007

PHILADELPHIA Through the generous support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is pleased to announce the inaugural recipients of the 2007 BCRF-AACR Grants in Translational Breast Cancer Research. These grants provide direct support for innovative breast cancer research projects designed to accelerate the discovery, development, and application of new ways to treat breast cancer, or for preclinical research with direct therapeutic implications.

After careful evaluation and assessment by an esteemed scientific review committee, three researchers emerged as the winners of the 2007 BCRF-AACR Grants in Translational Breast Cancer Research. They are: Ingrid A. Mayer, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Alana Welm, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Oncological Sciences at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah; and Douglas Yee, M.D., Cancer Center Director and Professor, University of MinnesotaTwin Cities.

The AACR congratulates Drs. Mayer, Welm and Yee on this outstanding achievement and applauds their efforts to translate their innovative research into potential treatments for breast cancer, said Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), AACRs chief executive officer. We are deeply grateful to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for its commitment to cutting-edge breast cancer research and look forward to a long-lasting partnership in supporting novel translational research.

Currently, an estimated 2 million Americans are living with or have been treated for breast cancer. Approximately 178,480 new breast cancer cases will be diagnosed this year, and about 40,460 will die from the disease. Translational research bridges the gap between laboratory research and patient care. The BCRF-AACR grant program has the vitally important goal of bringing scientific discoveries from the laboratory into breast cancer treatmen
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Contact: Jennifer Ryan
jennifer.ryan@aacr.org
267-646-0558
American Association for Cancer Research
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