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Md Anderson Researcher to Receive Grant for Childhood Cancer Research in Handprint Ceremony

A researcher at The University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital will be awarded $250,000 to further his cancer fighting efforts in a special handprint ceremony Sept. 3. The ceremony is being held in conjunction with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Hyundai Scholar Patrick Zweidler-McKay, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor of Pediatrics at MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital, will use the grant to explore critical cellular pathways that contribute to blood cancers. His goal is to develop a new class of therapeutics that boost the body’s ability to fight acute myelogenous leukemia.

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