UK center receives $6M to study deadly disease
Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 8:00 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center is receiving more than $6 million to study a deadly disease that can be caused by exposure to chemotherapy or radiation treatments.
The center said recently it is receiving a $5 million grant from the Edward P. Evans Foundation and a $1.25 million gift from an anonymous donor to research myelodysplastic syndrome. The center says patients who have received treatment for solid tumors, particularly breast or prostate cancers, have a much higher chance of developing the disease.
The foundation was set up by a Virginia businessman and thoroughbred owner who died of the disease after undergoing radiation treatment.
The grant will fund five research labs — three at UK, one at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and one at the University of Arkansas.
published in The Messenger 5.23.12