Lung Cancer Research Foundation Awards Grant to lncRNA Researcher

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF™) announced the awardees of its 2016 Scientific Grant Program at the Eleventh Annual Lung Cancer Awareness Luncheon, held on Monday, October 17, at The Pierre in New York City. In another record-breaking year, LCRF awarded $2.2 million in research grants to 15 researchers as part of the LCRF Scientific Grant Program, an annual program that funds projects across the spectrum of basic, clinical and translational lung cancer research.

“We again received a record number of applications for this year’s grant program and are extremely impressed by the work these researchers are doing in field of lung cancer research,” said Nancy Sanford, Executive Director, LCRF. “Lung cancer is currently the number one cancer killer worldwide. We are hopeful this research will help lead to further advancements in the field.”

Additionally, LCRF awards one investigator with the Scientific Merit Award each year, for which the recipient is selected for outstanding overall merit by LCRF’s Scientific Advisory Board. The 2016 Scientific Merit Award recipient is Nadya Dimitrova, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University. Dr. Dimitrova’s research project is titled “Making first strides towards elucidating the importance of long noncoding RNAs in lung cancer.”

“I am deeply grateful for the generous support from LCRF, which allows us to focus on new and previously unappreciated facets of lung cancer biology,” said Dr. Dimitrova. “I am hopeful that our innovative approaches will lay the foundation for the development of new and efficient strategies to control cancer.”

Source – PR Newswire

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