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Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester awards two grants

Posted at: 03/26/2013 1:32 PM

The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester has awarded two breast cancer research grants totaling $50,000 each.

University of Rochester graduate student Ryan Dawes received the first of the two grants. He will use the money to study how stress can cause changes in cancerous tumors and look for ways to block it.

Dr. Ashwani Sood of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute will use the second grant to pursue the development of a vaccine that could prevent tumor progression and reoccurrence.