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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Metabolic Engineering of Bacteria for Cancer Immunotherapy by Gamma Delta T Cells
Principal Investigator:

Craig T. Morita

Location: Iowa City, IA
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2019 - September 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $156,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


In the United States and throughout the world, cancer incidence and mortality has increased dramatically in both developed and developing nations. Cancer causes ~13% of human deaths with 7.6 million people dying from cancer in 2007. More people in the US die of lung cancer than breast, colon, kidney, and prostate cancers combined. Recent studies show that veterans are 25 to 75 percent more likely to develop lung cancer than people who did not serve in the military. Advances in cancer immunothera...

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