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UT Southwestern receives $36.7 million for cancer research
Date:3/28/2011

ncers. The funded projects highlight the forefront of translating basic science and laboratory findings into practical treatments and technologies."

The breakdown of grants involving investigators at UT Southwestern is:

  • $10,996,946 to Drs. Steven McKnight, Bruce Posner, Noelle Williams, John Minna, Michael White and Joseph Ready to develop anti-cancer drugs by identifying targets and lead compounds for the treatment of non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) by joining chemical, biological, genetic and informatics disciplines.

  • $4,569,454 to Drs. Elizabeth Ward Ober, Ralph Mason, and Philip Thorpe to develop a new class of therapeutics to treat cancers involving the brain and nervous systems, breast, liver, interhepatic bile duct, lung, bronchs and prostate.

  • $4,200,000 to Dr. Xiankai Sun to develop a new type of cyclotron to develop novel radiotracers that probe specific biological or metabolic pathways of cancer allowing better positron emission tomography (PET) imaging.

  • $3,291,783 to Drs. David Chen and Hongtao Yu to identify molecular events that underlie the choice between pathways for repairing DNA, one of the major unresolved questions in understanding how to carry out its repair.

  • $3,540,725 to Drs. Hak Choy, Chul Ahn, Robert Timmerman and Timothy Solberg to improve and create new technologies for radiation therapies for lung cancer while reducing toxicity. It includes clinical trials to evaluate current technologies, new technologies for tracking tumors and the effectiveness of treatments, and improving imaging techniques.

  • $3,390,840 to Drs. Jay Schneider, Eric Olsen and Joseph Hill to discover how chemotherapy injures the heart, including regulatory molecules that lead to damage in heart muscle cells; how chemotherapy damages stem cells and blood vessel cells in the heart; and developing new therapies to prevent, alleviate or reverse cardiac damage.

  • $750,514 to Dr. Adi Gazdar to establish th
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Contact: Russell Rian
russell.rian@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center
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