Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for men and women. The state of Florida is second behind California in the number of new lung cancer cases per year. In the fall of 2008 the National Cancer Institute (NCI) awarded Dr. Gerold Bepler, program leader for thoracic oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center, and the Moffitt team a Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant in lung cancer. The grant totals $10,475,090 over five years. Effective February 1, 2010, Dr. Eric Haura assumed leadership of the SPORE.
SPORE Sponsored Translational Research
Moffitt will conduct four primary research projects as follows (click here for publications related to these projects):
In addition, the SPORE in Lung Cancer provides funding for developmental research projects in lung cancer research. Click here for a current listing of developmental projects. In addition, the SPORE funds career development awards for promising investigators seeking to develop or strengthen programs in lung cancer research.
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