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UM Researcher Max Wicha Gets $6.5 million Grant for Cancer Stem Cell Research

Friday, February 5, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kate Oesterle
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National Cancer Institute award will fund work for 7 years

Max Wicha, M.D, the founder and director emeritus of the University of Michigan’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, has received a grant of $6.5 million from the National Cancer Institute to continue his research into cancer stem cells, the cells in a tumor that fuel its growth and its spread. The award is about three times a traditional award for an individual investigator and is part of a new NCI grant program called R-35, which funds projects of unusual potential in cancer research over a…


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