Lung Cancer Research Foundation Announces 2019 Scientific Research Grant Program Awards (PR Newswire)

Lung Cancer Research Foundation Announces 2019 Scientific Research Grant Program Awards

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation® (LCRF) announced the awardees of its 2019 Scientific Grant Program. Through this program, LCRF awarded $2.6 million dollars in research grants to 12 investigators whose projects focus on basic, translational, clinical, health services and epidemiological research. In addition to its annual pilot grants, for the first time, LCRF awarded research grants through two additional funding mechanisms: one focused on overcoming disparities in lung cancer and one on improving the effectiveness of targeted therapies.

Through its annual pilot grant program, LCRF funds innovative research focused on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of lung cancer. This year, LCRF will be funding four projects through this mechanism. Among them are the prestigious James B. Dougherty, MD Award for Scientific Merit and the William C. Rippe Award for Distinguished Research in Lung Cancer. The award is presented to the investigator whose proposal was selected for outstanding overall merit by the Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board. This year’s recipient is Lingtao Jin, Ph.D., assistant professor at the University of Florida in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. Dr. Jin’s research project is titled, “The role of protein kinase signaling in cisplatin-resistant ASCL1-high subtype small cell lung cancer.”

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