University of Arizona wins cancer research grant
Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - University of Arizona Cancer Center researchers have been awarded a $100,000 grant from a foundation to study whether tumors of cancer patients can be tracked to determine the best therapy before their treatment begins.
The Associated Press reports that the grant, coming from the Sidney Hopkins and Mayola V. Vail Family Fund Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, will be split up by two researchers.
The first researcher will use the grant to study how MRIs can measure a tumor's acid content and predict the effectiveness of chemotherapies before a patient starts treatment.
The second researcher will examine the level of a serum enzyme as a marker in brain tumors.