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University of Iowa receives multi-million dollar grant

IOWA CITY, Iowa (KWWL) — A five-year $9.7 million grant was received by University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center from the National Cancer Institute to test the treatment of the three deadliest cancers.

Pancreatic cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, and glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), an aggressive type of brain cancer are the ones being tested.

The study is led by Joseph Cullen, MD, UI professor of surgery, and Douglas Spitz, PhD, UI professor of radiation oncology.

Success in the trials may mean adding high-doses of vitamin C to cancer treatment could prove efficient and cost-effective to improving treatment for many kinds of cancer.

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Vinny Lowerre

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