ST. LOUIS — Medical researchers at Washington University in St. Louis are getting a combined $5.4 million in grants for breast cancer studies.
The grants announced this week by Susan G. Komen for the Cure include $4 million for Matthew Ellis and Pascal Meier. They are seeking to better identify which women with ER-positive breast cancer are at highest risk for late recurrence. The study will then target those at high risk for more effective therapies.
Helen Piwnica-Worms will receive $900,000 for research on triple negative breast cancer, which is among the most difficult types to treat.
James Janetka will get $450,000 for efforts to develop therapy for the treatment and potential prevention of breast cancer metastasis.
Overall, Komen awarded 154 grants to researchers in 22 states and seven countries.