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UR receives $3.7 million for cancer research

Rochester Business Journal
August 8, 2014

The University of Rochester has received $3.7 million in federal funding to conduct clinical trials aimed at improving cancer control and protection.

The grant was announced Friday by Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, both D-N.Y. The funding supports the University of Rochester Cancer Center, which has been a part of the National Cancer Institute’s Community Clinical Oncology Program.

“This grant emphasizes our focus on cancer control and survivorship,” said Jonathan Friedberg M.D., director  of the James P. Wilmot Cancer Institute. “It contributes to our legacy of excellence in this area, and it fits perfectly well with our strategic plan.”

The program also drew praise from Schumer.

“This is the kind of research that will help us better understand ways to make cancer treatment more effective and less invasive, so that survivors and patients might contend with fewer risks following treatment, and continue to lead healthy and happy lives once in remission,” Schumer said.

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