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LSUHSC researcher awarded NCI grant to study link between chronic inflammation and cancer
Date:7/18/2013

portance of this critical tumor suppressor protein as a guardian and gatekeeper for the proper function of patients' immune systems," notes Dr. Cui. "This newly funded project will further investigate whether hindering p53 causes chronic inflammation that creates an environment conducive for cancer formation, growth, and metastasis."

Dr. Cui will collaborate with Augusto Ochoa, MD, Director of the LSUHSC Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, and Paulo Rodriguez, PhD, an assistant professor at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, both leaders in the field of inflammatory cells and cancer. The long-term goal is to develop new approaches that target the p53 pathway and tumor-associated stromal cells to prevent or advance the treatment of cancer.


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Contact: Leslie Capo
lcapo@lsuhsc.edu
504-568-4806
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
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