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Coonrod Group Awarded DPH Funding for Breast Cancer Research

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced nearly $3 million in grant funding will be awarded to projects across New York for breast cancer research. These grants encourage innovate research into the causes of breast cancer, as well as prevention, detection or screening, treatment, survivorship and cure, along with the design of new educational strategies to help people reduce specific risk factors associated with developing breast cancer.

We are pleased to share that the Coonrod Lab has been selected as one of seven recipients of the Peter T. Rowley Breast Cancer Scientific Research Project.

"New York will continue to take action and make investments that help advance breast cancer research, raise public awareness, and ensure access to early detection and prevention services," Governor Cuomo said. "Breast cancer affects thousands of people across this state and in order to provide New Yorkers with the best care, these investments will support the brilliant minds studying, teaching and researching at our colleges, universities and medical schools."

The Department of Health approved seven applications with a total funding recommendation of $2,460,662 for the Peter T. Rowley Breast Cancer Scientific Research Projects, as well as two applications with a total funding recommendation of $513,601 for the Patricia S. Brown Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Education Research Projects.

More information about these awards and Governor Cuomo's "Get Screened, No Excuses" initiative can be found here.

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