7 Maine scientists awarded grants to study cancer cures

FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) -- The Maine Cancer Foundation is giving seven scientists grants totaling $839,000 to study the origins and potential cures for cancer.

Recipients include Drs. Julie Wells and Archana Gopalan from The Jackson Laboratory, who will receive $50,000 each for studies on lung cancer and brain cancer respectively.

Dr. Andre Khalil of the University of Maine, studying breast cancer and Dr. Leif Oxburgh from Maine Medical Center Research Institute, studying kidney cancer, each received nearly $180,000 to further their research.

Dr. Leonard Shultz of The Jackson Laboratory received nearly $170,000 to develop a genetically modified mouse for leukemia studies.

Dr. Jennifer Trowbridge from The Jackson Laboratory and Dr. Michael Mason from the University of Maine, were given grants totaling nearly $220,000 to further their research on leukemia.


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