Cancer Therapy and Research Institute Lands $5.8 Million in CPRIT Grants

Abstract molecular nanostructure modelThe Cancer Therapy & Research Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio just landed a $5.8 million in grants from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas.

The center plans to use almost $4 million to fund five additional years of cancer research training at the health Science Center, according to a UT Health Science Center post. It will also fund a summer program focused on cancer research.

The center will use another $900,000 grant for breast cancer research associated with preventing breast cancer. Yanfen Hu, Ph.D., associate professor of molecular medicine and a CTRC member, leads that project.

And a third grant for $900,000 over three years will focus on lymphoma. Ricardo C. T. Aguiar, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine and a CTRC member, leads that project.

The Cancer Therapy & Research Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is one of the elite academic cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute Designated Cancer Center, and is one of only four in Texas.

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