UFSCC Small Cell Lung Cancer Research Grant Awardees

Small Cell Lung Cancer is an aggressive subtype of lung cancer that exhibits a unique clinical, pathological, and biological phenotype.

This funding opportunity, made available through a generous philanthropic donation to the UF Shands Cancer Center, recognizes that the study of neuroendocrine small cell lung cancer is underrepresented in academic and industry lung cancer research portfolios, and there exists a great need to advance our understanding of the genetics and biology of small cell lung cancer and for implementing new strategies for clinical trials. One of the winners of this grant was Steven Zhang, Ph.D., research assistant professor, department of radiation oncology, for his application titled, “Metal-regulatory Transcription Factor 1 (MTF 1) Role in Small Cell Lung Cancer.”

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