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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: BLRD Research Career Scientist Award Application
Principal Investigator:

Charles E. Chalfant

Location: Tampa, FL
Congressional District Code: 14
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2019 - March 2026
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $114,249
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Cancer is the second leading cause of death among veterans, and the Veterans Health Administration estimates that there exist >170,000 cancer patients within in the VA system. Moreover, approximately 50,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed each year. With the aging of the veteran population, this number is expected to increase causing a concomitant encumbering of healthcare resources. Lung cancer, which is the leading cause of death in both men and women in industrialized countries (an estimate...

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