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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Characterization of DNA repair in genomic and transcriptomic evolution of early lung carcinogenesis
Principal Investigator:

Catherine Sears

Location: Indianapolis, IN
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: July 2021 - June 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $89,200
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Project Summary/Abstract Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States and is particularly problematic in U.S. veterans, who are at an increased risk for lung cancer resulting in approximately 5,500 excess veteran deaths per year. This is largely due to the late stage at which lung cancer is diagnosed. However, resection of pre-malignant and stage I non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC) results in cure in most patients. Current recommendations include scre...

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