HOUSTON- Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee recently announced that the National Cancer Institute has awarded a grant in the amount of $312,201 to the University of Houston to support its Cancer Biology Research Program, particularly its ongoing Elucidating the Mechanism of ERbeta in Colon Carcinogenesis Project. The grant funding will enable the University of Houston’s Department of Biology and Biochemistry to continue to conduct this crucial research.
“Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States. This type of cancer is described as the uncontrolled development and spread of malignant cells throughout the body. Although anyone can get colorectal cancer, it is proven that the incidence and mortality rates are highest in African American men and women. Research such as University of Houston’s Elucidating the Mechanism of ERbeta in Colon Carcinogenesis Project will help the nation to come closer to finding a cure for this disease.
“I congratulate the researchers – faculty, students, clinicians, and others – involved in the Elucidating the Mechanism of ERbeta in Colon Carcinogenesis Project on being selected to receive this critically important grant which will help them continue their vital work in this research. I am proud to have supported the authorization programs that made this grant funding possible.”