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Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research Receives Over $1 Million in Grants for Cancer Research in 2008
Date:1/8/2009

The research team at the Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research (NCCCR), a newly established division of Nemours Biomedical Research headquartered at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, has secured $1,020,000 in external funding for awards starting in 2008 and 2009.

Florida (Vocus) January 8, 2009-- The research team at the Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research (NCCCR), a newly established division of Nemours Biomedical Florida - The research team at the Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research (NCCCR), a newly established division of Nemours Biomedical Research headquartered at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, has secured $1,020,000 in external funding for awards starting in 2008 and 2009. The NCCCR was established in 2007 to integrate cancer research and clinical studies throughout the Nemours enterprise that has clinics in Florida (Jacksonville, Orlando, and Pensacola) in addition to the hospital in Wilmington DE.



"The more than $1 million in grants secured will allow Nemours doctors and scientists to expand our groundbreaking cancer studies," says Dr. Ayyappan K. Rajasekaran, the Director of NCCCR. "These grants recognize the innovative research taking place at Nemours and we expect to deliver a tremendous payoff in the way pediatric cancers are diagnosed and treated in the future."

Eric Sandler, MD, was awarded a $50,000 infrastructure award from the St. Baldricks Foundation to support expansion of the developmental therapeutics program being started at Nemours Children's Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. The goal of this grant is to have experimental drug tria
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