NDSU awarded $2M to establish pancreatic cancer center
FARGO — North Dakota State University has received a $2 million grant to establish a center to study pancreatic cancer, members of the North Dakota congressional delegation announced Wednesday.
The federal grant comes from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and is the first award in what is expected to be a five-year project, Sen. John Hoeven said in a news release.
The Center for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Strategies in Pancreatic Cancer will be in NDSU's department of pharmaceutical sciences, Hoeven's release said.
"This significant federal funding will allow NDSU pharmaceutical sciences researchers to advance cutting-edge science, which will help the medical community improve diagnosis and therapies for pancreatic cancer down the road," Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said in a news release.
The funds will go toward pharmacology, physiology and biological chemistry research, Rep. Kevin Cramer said in a news release.