NYU Researchers Win $368K NIH Grant to Study Race and Prostate Cancer | GenomeWeb

By Justin Petrone

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $360,000 grant to a team of researchers at New York's Mount Sinai School of Medicine and New York University School of Medicine to study the impact that race has on prostate cancer.

Entitled, "Signaling pathway alterations in the racial disparity of prostate cancer," the grant was awarded July 1 and is set to continue until June 2016.

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