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Patricia Dahia, M.D., Ph.D., Ricardo Aguiar, M.D. and Rong Li, Ph.D.

CTRC researchers garner $2.2 million from state

March 2011

Three researchers at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) are advancing promising investigations, aided by $2.2 million in grants from the state’s Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). Patricia Dahia, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of hematology and medical oncology, was awarded
$919,898 to continue her work after identifying an adrenal cancer gene.
Ricardo Aguiar, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of hematology and medical oncology, garnered $797,800 to delve into diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
Rong Li, Ph.D., professor of molecular medicine at the Institute of Biotechnology, was awarded $499,998 for his work on the regulation of local estrogen production
in breast cancer.


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