Tennessee researchers join the ranks of American Cancer Society Grantees leading the fight against cancer
The American Cancer Society is one step closer to finding cures for cancer through new research being conducted in Tennessee.In East Tennessee, Alan Solomon, M.D., an American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor at the University of Tennessee, is studying the role of antibody deposits in relation to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Multiple Myeloma and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
David M. Duda, Ph.D., has joined the ranks of other innovative scientists funded by the American Cancer Society who are working on the front lines in the battle against cancer. The American Cancer Society is pleased to announce an award of $124,000 to Duda, who will study the role of regulatory proteins in controlling cell division. Uncontrolled cell division is the hallmark of malignant tumors.This year in Tennessee, it is estimated that 30,850 people will learn they have cancer and 12,710 people will die from the disease. With the cutting-edge research funded by the American Cancer Society, these numbers will be reduced in the future and those diagnosed with cancer will have improved quality of life.Since 1946, the American Cancer Society has dedicated more than $2.5 billion to cancer research. Cancer breakthroughs like chemotherapy, pap tests, mammography and Tamoxifen have been discovered through American Cancer Society-funded research. This year, more than $4.5 million is invested by the American Cancer Society at research institutions in Tennessee. The American Cancer Society’s research program is possible in part because of this community’s support of Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s signature fund-raising event.The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer by prevention, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.For more information, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or www.cancer.org