Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Conyers Announces $148k Breast Cancer Treatment Grant to Wayne State

(WASHINGTON) – Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded Wayne State University more than $148,000 in exploratory/developmental grant funding for cancer treatment research.  Breast cancer is the leading cancer-related cause of death for women. This funding was awarded through the National Cancer Institute, an organization within the National Institute of Health under HHS, and went towards a 4D Microfluidic Platform for Targeting Breast Cancer and Lymphatic Interactions. Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued this statement following the announcement:

U.S. Representative
John Conyers, Jr.
“I am pleased to announce that the National Cancer Institute has awarded Wayne State University a more than $148,000 grant to combat breast cancer,” said Conyers.

“Specifically, this grant funding will go towards a 4D Microfluidic Platform for Targeting Breast Cancer that will foster extensive breast cancer research. The grant will allow researchers at Wayne State to analyze certain lymphatic interactions as they relate to breast cancer.

“As the across-the-board spending cuts begin to kick in this month under sequestration, it is innovative research like the work occurring on breast cancer at Wayne State that reminds us why continued funding for health research is so essential. It is for this reason why I have introduced H.R. 900, the ‘Cancel the Sequester Act,’ in an attempt to avoid even further devastating cuts to critical domestic programs.

“I will also continue to advocate for increases in federal funding for breast cancer research, and look forward to working closely with Wayne State University on their innovative and world class breast cancer research programs.” 

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