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Colon cancer "precision" research makes cover of top cancer journal

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Research studies affects on immune system in quest to help prevent metastases

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Grant aimed at research to help prevent Ovarian Cancer Recurrence

November 9, 2017  (Austin, Minnesota) - One of The Hormel Institute's new section leaders, Dr. Ilana Chefetz, was awarded a coveted junior faculty grant from the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA).  The Liz Tilberis Award honors the OCRFA's late president and provides a three-year grant of $150,000 per year.  It is awarded to junior faculty with a strong commitment to ovarian cancer research.

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Scientists know that eating less food, to a certain extent, prolongs years of life, but why?

One reason may be because limiting calories appears to halt the formation of liver cancer, according to a recent study based on animal models published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research.

MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., November 1, 2017 -- Newly discovered genetic markers in osteosarcoma tumors could help tailor a more precise treatment, improving survival rates and quality of life for children and young adults with the disease.

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$12.7 million grant will advance research in tobacco-related cancer studies

(MINNEAPOLIS/ST PAUL)  September 27, 2017 - Dorothy Hatsukami, PhD, professor in the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry and member of the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, was recently awarded a $12.7 million program project grant by the National Institute of Health’s National Cancer Institute.


We are pleased to announce the 2017 Minnesota Cancer Centers Partnership Award