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Release: June 14, 2001
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center receives $367,500 American Cancer Society
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University
of Iowa has received a $367,500 research grant from the American Cancer Society
The grant will be used to fund research support for junior investigators
at the UI to pursue new projects related to discovering the causes of cancer,
as well as developing new prevention methods and treatments. The grant also
includes funds for a stipend to enable a graduate student in the health sciences
to pursue a career in cancer research.
The ACS Institutional Research Grant will provide $122,500 annually for a
three-year period beginning July 1, 2001. The grant's principal investigator
is George J. Weiner, M.D., director of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
and C.E. Block Professor of Cancer Research and Internal Medicine at the UI.
The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is Iowa's only National Cancer Institute
(NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center. NCI-designated comprehensive
cancer centers are recognized as the leaders in developing new approaches
to cancer prevention and cancer care, conducting leading edge research, and
educating the public about cancer.
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