Davis Announces 87 Recipients of $36.4M in Cancer Research Grants
Gov. Gray Davis (D) on Wednesday announced that 87 California-based cancer research projects will receive a total of $36.4 million from the Department of Health Services' Cancer Research Program. The grant program was established in 1998 to allocate state funds to cancer research programs, particularly those focusing on community-based cancer research. The 87 projects were selected from a total of 274 grant applications, covering a range of issues, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cures. Davis said, "This investment in research promises to significantly increase our understanding of the diverse causes of cancer and foster new treatments to combat its effects." For a list of the projects, go to http://www.governor.ca.gov/state/govsite/gov_homepage.jsp
(Office of the Governor release, 4/25).