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KUMC receives breast cancer research grant

May 3, 2007

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Kansas University Medical Center has received a $147,000, two-year federal grant for breast cancer detection and diagnosis research.

The grant, from the U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services' National Cancer Institute, was announced Wednesday by U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., a member of the House Cancer Caucus.

"KU Medical Center has earned a national reputation for research excellence and this funding is yet another example of that recognition," Moore said in a prepared statement.

The research will include studying cells taken from breast tissue to determine if they have characteristics that might lead them to become cancerous.

The project will be directed by Brian K. Petroff, an assistant professor of hematology and oncology who works in KU's Breast Cancer Prevention Center.

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