July 16, 2014
"New donor-supported grants fund local cancer research"
The first ever Pilot Study Award was recently awarded to Dr. Brenda Hernandez and a team of UH Cancer Center researchers to study why women of Filipino ancestry are at higher risk for thyroid cancer. A second award was granted to Dr. Peter Hoffman to study whether inhibiting a specific enzyme can reduce inflammation in the intestine and the progression of inflammation-related colon cancer. In the picture at left, Dr. Brian Issel hands the award certificate to Dr. Hernandez; at right, Dr. Hoffman. Both awards were made possible by the generosity of community donors through the UH Foundation.