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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Personalized assessment of bladder cancer treatment response using urinary molecular biomarkers
Principal Investigator:

Joseph C Liao

Location: Palo Alto, CA
Congressional District Code: 18
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2020 - September 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $291,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Bladder cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the U.S., has one of the highest recurrence rates of all solid cancers, and is the most expensive cancer to treat from diagnosis to death. Veterans are at increased risk for bladder cancer due higher rates of tobacco use and environmental exposure. There are significant unmet needs for biomarkers and molecular diagnostic tools to better inform decision making across all stages of bladder cancer. For patients with early stage disease, current diag...

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