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(WASHINGTON) – Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded Wayne State University two exploratory/developmental grants totaling more than $272,000 for cancer detection and diagnosis research, as well as cancer treatment research. This funding was awarded through the National Cancer Institute, an organization within the National Institute of Health under HHS. One grant award of $123,976 went towards a Guiding Ca2+ Channel-Based Cancer Treatment Using Mn2+-Enhanced MRI. A second grant award of $148,770 went towards a Differential Network Interrogations of Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition Program. Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued this statement following the announcement:

“I am happy to announce that the National Cancer Institute has awarded Wayne State University two grants, worth more than $272,000, to research and combat cancer,” said Conyers.

“In particular, these two grants will go towards funding a Guiding Ca2+ Channel-Based Cancer Treatment Using Mn2+- Enhanced MRI, as well as a Differential Network Interrogations of Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition Program. Both of these programs will facilitate the groundbreaking cancer research that Wayne State University is conducting.

“As the budgetary sequester begins to take effect this month, grant funding for programs like this serve as a reminder of what is at stake if such steep cuts to vital discretionary programs are allowed to continue.”

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