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Higgins Announces Over $276,000 to Roswell Park

Jan 15, 2013
Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute have been awarded a $276,234 grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to conduct research on gender disparity in bladder cancer.

“The Buffalo region gave the nation cancer research with the establishment of the first comprehensive cancer center, Roswell Park Cancer Institute,” said Congressman Higgins a member of the House of Representatives’ Cancer Caucus. “Today, Roswell Park continues to lead the way in the nation’s most groundbreaking efforts to find a cure for cancer. This grant will provide much needed resources as researchers continue to study and understand bladder cancer.” 

A team of researchers, led by Dr. Yuesheng Zhang, will use the grant funding to study whether a molecular mechanism on a dietary chemical can explain the gender-based disparity in incidences of bladder cancer and whether this molecular mechanism holds the key to preventing this disease.
 
Congressman Higgins has long advocated for sustained, long-term federal funding for cancer research, including to the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health.