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Four cancer researchers at the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) have received a total of $1.14 million from Susan G. Komen for the Cure® to study the nature, development and spread of breast cancer. These are the organization’s only research and training awards given to scientists in San Diego for 2008.
“We are grateful to Susan G. Komen for the Cure for supporting our cancer center scientists as they strive to better understand the complexities of cancer,” said Moores UCSD Cancer Center director Dennis Carson, M.D. “Our efforts continue to focus on moving our research discoveries out of the laboratory and to the bedside to help our patients.”
The four grants, which will support basic research and training in the development, spread and potential treatment of breast cancer, include:
According to Komen, this round of grants is the largest funding commitment for breast cancer research by a single nonprofit organization, with 81 universities and hospitals in 27 states and five countries receiving support. During the past 25 years, Komen for the Cure has raised and distributed $1.2 billion for research and community health programs. Komen is pledging to invest another $2 billion during the next 10 years.
The UCSD Moores Cancer Center is one of the nation’s 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, combining research, clinical care and community outreach to advance the prevention, treatment and cure of cancer.
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