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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Epigenetic Regulation of Immune Evasion in Bladder Cancer
Principal Investigator:

Joshua Meeks

Location: Chicago, IL
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2021 - March 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $132,500
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and a significant burden for Veterans and the VHA due to the high frequency of recurrence and progression linked to smoking and exposure to deployment-related carcinogens. Less than 45% of patients with Stage IV bladder cancer survive more than a year in the VA suggesting the aggressive nature of metastatic urothelial tumors identified among Veterans. The primary cause of death from bladder cancer is resistance to therapy as these invasive c...

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