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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Role of B-arrestins in bladder cancer progression and response to chemotherapy
Principal Investigator:

Balakrishna Lokeshwar

Location: Augusta, GA
Congressional District Code: 10
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2018 - March 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $262,592
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Bladder cancer is the most expensive cancer to treat. Frequent recurrence and treatment refractoriness are the most common causes of morbidity and high cost of treatment of this disease. Males are three times more likely to develop bladder cancer. Therefore, the United States Veterans are at higher risk of developing bladder cancer. The high-grade, muscle invasive bladder cancers are difficult to treat and neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapies have only modest benefits for overall survival. Th...

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