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Daoud receives $250,000 for cancer research at WSU
September 1, 2004

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University breast cancer researcher Sayed Daoud is among those chosen this year for a $250,000 grant from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.The grant will allow Daoud to continue with cancer research he hopes will someday result in individual treatment therapy for women with a type of breast cancer that is difficult to treat.“This is a new approach with a very direct clinical application, which is why the Komen Foundation is excited about it,” Daoud said.Daoud’s grant was one of 174 awarded this year by the Komen Foundation to breast cancer researchers. The 2004 grants, which totaled more than … » More …

Cancer-alcohol links investigated by faculty
September 6, 2002

It’s something of a puzzle. Scientists know that ethyl alcohol (the drinking kind) tends to suppress the spread of cancer yet worsen the patient’s overall condition.And Washington State University researchers have learned that alcohol administered to cancerous lab mice causes loss of body fat but not protein. Loss of both is a common experience of advanced cancer patients. Finding the “why” of these two phenomena is the current pursuit of Gary Meadows and former graduate student Nomelí Núñez and collaborator Patrick Carter, a WSU associate professor. They are getting help in funding from the NIAAA branch of the National Institute of Health. 25 years of … » More …