MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - A $300,000 grant is aimed at helping find a cure for pancreatic cancer. University of Tennessee Health Science Center has been researching a cure for years, but thanks to this grant from the Kosten Foundation for pancreatic cancer, they are one step closer.
Pancreatic cancer is the third most deadly form of cancer. Although it is deadly, patients have a higher chance of survival if it's caught early.
"Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest disease, and we don't have any medical cure for that. So our lab is working towards finding a better cure for pancreatic cancer,” said Subhash Chauhan, UTHSC Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
This grant will be used to support doctoral students in their continued research and for new lab equipment.
The Kosten Foundation was founded by the family of Herb Kosten after his death to pancreatic cancer.