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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Targeting mPGES-1/5-LOX for Prevention of CRC in High-Risk Veterans
Principal Investigator:

Chinthalapally V Rao

Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Congressional District Code: 5
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: September 2015 - March 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $97,846
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


 DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Every year 150,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer (CRC), the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the US and is a major health problem among the Veterans. Approximately 4,000 veterans being diagnosed with the CRC each year within VA facilities. CRC development is mostly due to high smoking, unhealthy dietary habits, high alcohol consumption and exposure to hazardous agents, commonly seen in veterans. A significant ri...

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