UH receives $3.3 million from state cancer research program

(University of Houston) The University of Houston has received $3.3 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, including $2 million to hire Rohith Reddy, a post-doctoral researcher at Harvard Medical School who focuses on next-generation technologies for detecting gynecological cancers, and $1.3 million to allow the College of Education's Lorraine Reitzel to expand a tobacco cessation program to substance abuse treatment centers.
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Source: European Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Research paper: Lifestyle Source Type: research
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