UAB researcher awarded grant from Ovarian Cancer Academy

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – A researcher at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center has been selected for the Ovarian Cancer Academy Award.

Assistant Professor Charles Landen, M.D., will get a $1.06 million award, along with seven other early career investigators. Landen's work focuses on characterizing a subpopulation of ovarian cancers cells the exhibit the ability to survive chemotherapy and cause a recurrence. Landen believes understanding these cells may lead to discoveries that can help with new anti-cancer therapies.

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