Breast Cancer Research Secures National Cancer Institute Grant with Support from the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation
Northwestern MedicineClinical Trials and Research June 19, 2014
Chonghui Cheng, MD, PhD, an assistant professor in medicine-hematology/oncology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, was recently awarded a five-year grant by the National Cancer Institute at the National Institute of Health (NIH) to study how breast cancer cells spread from a primary tumor to distant organs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women and caused more than 40,000 deaths in 2010.
But a crucial factor that helped Cheng’s research obtain the five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute was initial financial support from the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation. Their funding allowed Cheng and her team to conduct the breast cancer research needed to secure the National Cancer Institute grant.