UPCI Researcher Receives Grant To Study Breast Cancer Biomarkers

News — By on January 2, 2009 at 3:00 am

Susan G. Komen for the Cure has awarded Jean Johanna Latimer, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry Program at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), a grant to develop biomarkers that will help identify which forms of a common, noninvasive cancer-ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)-will metastasize. The research, focusing in part on DCIS in African-American women, may eventually spare patients from unnecessary treatments.

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