The V Foundation selects UNC team as 2012 translational grant recipients

The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research foundations, has awarded a $600,000 grant to a UNC Lineberger team.

W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, Jason Lieb, PhD, and Ian Davis, MD, PhD, will focus on finding new treatments for renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer).

Dr. Rathmell is an associate professor of medicine and genetics, Dr. Lieb is an associate professor of biology and member of the Carolina Center for Genome Sciences, and Dr. Davis is an assistant professor of pediatric hematology/oncology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. All three are members of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The V Foundation’s translational grant program, created in 2000, strives to bridge the gap between the laboratory and patient bedside. The goal of this grant program is to bring the benefits of new basic-level understandings to patients more quickly and efficiently.

Ten grants were awarded nationally. The competitive grant application process is supervised by The V Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board. The Board, comprised of notable physicians and research scientists from prominent universities and cancer centers, ensures that all proposals meet the highest standards of scientific merit. The Board consistently selects the best research projects dedicated to curing cancer.

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