FAMU Receives Grant to Support Cancer Research

Posted at 4:00 PM, Sep 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-16 12:15:24-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - FAMU is now one step closer to uncovering a method that could possibly more effective for treating lung cancer. The university has received a $1.3 million in grant money from the National Cancer Institute and National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health.

Florida A&M University says that the grant will provide for four years of lung cancer research. The researchers are hoping to provide "insight and solutions for more effective treatments for cancers that often impact minority and under-served communities and are more difficult to detect."

This research also affects possible treatments for pancreatic, prostate and triple negative breast cancers, according to the school.

Three professors and three graduate students are leading this project.