UK HealthCare

UK to Announce Major Multi-million NIH Grant to Launch New Center to Fight Cancer

This announcement will go live beginning at 11 a.m.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 17, 2017)  Kentucky has disproportionately high incidences of both cancer and metabolic disorders and leads the nation in cancer deaths as well as is in the top 10 for highest obesity rates in the country. While scientists have long known of a direct link between obesity and cancer, the need for further research into this field is a necessity for Kentuckians. At 11 a.m. Monday, UK will announced a sizeable new grant from the National Institutes of Health that will fund a new center to focus on this link.  Read the full story here: https://uknow.uky.edu/uk-healthcare/uk-awarded-112-million-grant-launch-new-center-cancer-and-metabolism

Yadi Wu
UK Researcher Yadi Wu.

UK is the University for Kentucky. At UK, we are educating more students, treating more patients with complex illnesses and conducting more research and service than at any time in our 150-year history. To read more about the UK story and how you can support continued investment in your university and the Commonwealth, go to: uky.edu/uk4ky. #uk4ky #seeblue