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Clark Atlanta Univ. Gets $5.8 Mil Federal Grant for Prostate Cancer Research, Education

The Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University has received a $5.8 million federal grant toward prostate cancer research and education.

The five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities will finance research, training and community outreach activities in the African-American community.

Dr. Shafiq Khan, executive director of the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development and Georgia Research Alliance eminent scholar, is principal investigator of this award.

Grant funding will be appropriated to support three individual research projects, all focusing on the cell and molecular biology of prostate cancer. It also will support six undergraduate summer interns and four graduate students in the area of prostate cancer research through academic and research scholarships.

Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

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