Five lung cancer grants awarded to Brown Cancer Center faculty
Fri, 06/16/2017 - 14:42
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The James Graham Brown Cancer Center is pleased to announce the award of five research grants funded by the Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Program. The Governance Board approved the awards, which will begin June 1 and are funded for two years.  

The grants were awarded to:

  • Geoffrey J. Clark, Ph.D.:  Novel Small Molecule Inhibitors of the Ras Oncoprotein for Lung Cancer
  • Haixun Guo, Ph.D. and Jun Yan, M.D., Ph.D.:  In vivo Investigation of Particulate b-glucan on Lung Cancer Mouse Model
  • Yoannis Imbert-Fernandez, Ph.D.:  Rational Targeting of Estrogen Receptor Signaling and 6-Phosphofructo-2-Kinase in Lung Cancer
  • Qingsheng Li, Ph.D. and Nejat K. Egilmez, Ph.D.:  Inhaled IL-10 for Prevention and Therapy of Lung Cancer
  • William Tse, M.D.:  Characterization of AF1q in Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) Induced Lung Cancer

The Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Program was founded in 2001 by the Commonwealth of Kentucky with Tobacco Settlement dollars.  Annually they award five research grants each to the University of Louisville James Graham Brown Cancer Center and the University of Kentucky Lucille Parker Markey Cancer Center.  Awards are based on competitive reviews provided by researchers outside of Kentucky.