Major grant helps cancer research at Sanford Research/USD

Five research labs at the Center for Cancer Biology Research at Sanford Research/USD will benefit from a multi-million dollar, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH has awarded the Center for Cancer Biology Research $2.3 million annually for research done on breast, head and neck, colon, prostate and lymphoid cancers.

The NIH is the country's medical research agency. It supports scientific studies that improve the health and wellness of the nation. At the Center for Biology Research, the money will be used to hire more investigators to help with the research and will aid in the development of what are called "core facilities." The facilities will be available for use by all Sanford Research investigators, not just those in the area of cancer.

The grant from NIH is noteworthy because it supports five investigators, whereas grants typically only support one at a time. Investigators include Kristi Egland, PhD, Meena Jaggi, PhD, Subhash Chauhan, PhD, Satoshi Nagata, PhD and William Spanos, MD.

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