Judith Carroll and Julienne Bower have been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute to study the biological processes that might explain differences in vulnerability to long-lasting side effects in women surviving breast cancer.
With advances in therapies that fight cancer, the chances of surviving this disease has greatly increased in recent years. Today, there are an estimated 3 million breast cancer survivors in the United States alone. But these lifesaving treatments also come with some risks, which can include problems with cognitive function, fatigue and pain that can last for years after successful treatment.
Read more in the UCLA press release.
CTSI congratulates Dr. Carroll, one of our past CTSI Voucher awardees.