UNIVERSITY AMONG INSTITUTIONS RECEIVING $4.2 MILLION
GRANT TO STUDY COLORECTAL CANCER IN AFRICAN AMERICANS
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA ~ President Ivory
V. Nelson has announced that Lincoln University, in partnership
with Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, Lehigh Valley
Hospital and Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, has been
awarded a grant of $4.2 million over a four-year period to
participate in an investigation of colorectal cancer in northeast
has been awarded in response to the Pennsylvania Department
of Health RFA for Collaborative Research on Vaccine Development
or Gene-Environment Interactions. Lincoln will receive $471,966
over the project period.
Colorectal cancer is the fourth
most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S. and the incidence
is particularly high in the northeastern section of Pennsylvania. The
investigation will focus on modifiable risk factors, including
lifestyle and specific patterns of diet, that could be changed
to lower the risk of the disease. The findings from this
investigation may help to identify high-risk individuals for
early prevention and intervention.
investigator is Dr. Delroy Louden, a professor of psychology. Two
faculty members from the biology department, Dr. Anna Hull
and Dr. Karen Baskerville, will work with Dr. Louden to develop
specific research activities in collaboration with their colleagues
from Penn State College of Medicine.
Dr. Louden, trained
in epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University, was a post-doctoral
fellow to Dr. Gary Chase, chief of the division of biostatistics
at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr.
Chase will serve as the statistician on the project.
is also provided for equipment and internships for students
to gain research experience and learn modern techniques in
molecular genetics and cancer epidemiology. The long-term goal
for Lincoln’s faculty is to develop a body of research
in cancer epidemiology in the African-American population.
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