Posted on | October 30, 2009 | Comments Off
Mānoa’s Cancer Research Center of Hawaiʻi will receive two awards of more than $1 million each over two years, funded under the federal stimulus package known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. These awards will be allocated through a National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute special fund, from which approximately $100 million were made available to academic institutions and organizations to enhance their biomedical research efforts.
Specifically, the awards will go toward supporting the hiring of two physician scientists to conduct translational research and complement the basic science at the CRCH. Translational research transforms scientific discoveries arising from laboratory, clinical, or population studies into clinical applications to reduce cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality.
“It is significant that the National Cancer Institute has awarded the Cancer Research Center two out of two grant applications that we submitted, while there were only a limited number of grants awarded amidst tremendous competition among 63 NCI-designated cancer centers and other academic institutions across the nation,” says Director Michele Carbone. “I believe our selection affirms the NCI’s recognition that the CRCH is long overdue to develop and build our clinical translational research program and is providing the financial support necessary to move us closer toward achieving that goal.”