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Jan. 4, 2013

Cancer Sucks, Inc. finances cancer research at OSU-CHS

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences recently received $40,000 from Cancer Sucks, Inc. to support ongoing liver and uterine cancer research.

"The support from Cancer Sucks has enabled us to make progress in our molecular studies of cancer development at the gene and cellular levels," said Rashmi Kaul, Ph.D., OSU-CHS associate professor of immunology. "These funds will allow us to expand our current projects and utilize newer technologies to understand the impact of hormones on the growth of cancer cells."

The goal of Kaul's research is to find early detection markers for cancer, which will greatly increase the chances of successful treatment and survival. OSU-CHS will also continue its efforts in training students in the cutting-edge cancer treatment technologies.

Cancer Sucks has made a donation to Kaul's cancer research efforts at OSU-CHS every year since 2006. With the latest donation, the largest received from the organization, Cancer Sucks has donated a total of $107,600 to OSU-CHS.

Past donations from Cancer Sucks have made it possible for OSU-CHS to acquire matching funds to purchase equipment like a real time polymerase chain reaction machine and an Accuri C6 Flow Cytometer System. In 2011, a donation of $20,000 was used to research uterine cancer.

Cancer Sucks was established in 1998 by Rick Horton in honor of his mother, Donna Holland White, who died from cancer in 1996. The organization is run by volunteers who have been touched by cancer and focuses on raising money for cancer research. For more information about Cancer Sucks, visit www.cancersucks.com.

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