ALEXANDRIA, Va--The Cancer Research Foundation of America (CRFA), a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to cancer prevention through scientific research and education, has awarded 16 new grants and fellowships totaling $528,605 for cancer prevention research. The money went to 14 institutions, most of it for 10 laboratory-based studies.
The lone clinical trial funded--a randomized phase II chemoprevention study at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center--will test selenium(Drug information on selenium) vs placebo in patients with localized prostate cancer. Drs. Karen Kelly and Nadine Mikhaeel-Kamel are the recipients.