Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University was recently awarded a highly competitive, five-year $9.2 million grant renewal from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for its continued leadership of a Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) in Prostate Cancer, one of only eight in the country.
The co-principal investigators are:
The projects supported by the grant will focus on two urgent issues in the field of prostate cancer:
Dr. Abdulkadir, Dr. Hussain and Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD, director of Lurie Cancer Center and the Jesse, Sara, Andrew, Abigail, Benjamin and Elizabeth Lurie Professor of Oncology, discuss the project details and advances made by Lurie Cancer Center’s Prostate Cancer SPORE.
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Sarki Abdulkadir, MD, PhD, John T. Grayhack Professor of Urological Research, vice chair for Research, and professor of Urology and Pathology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Maha Hussain, MBChB, Genevieve Teuton Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology Oncology, department of Medicine, and the deputy director at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Leonidas C. Platanias, MD, PhD, director of the Lurie Cancer Center and the Jesse, Sara, Andrew, Abigail, Benjamin and Elizabeth Lurie Professor of Oncology.
Northwestern Medicine welcomes the opportunity to partner with you in caring for your patients.