UTHSC professor receives $3.4M in grant money for cancer researc - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

UTHSC professor receives $3.4M in grant money for cancer research

Dr. Subhash Chauhan (far right, in front) and his research team will use $3.4 million in grant awards from the National Cancer Institute for research of targeted nanomedicine for pancreatic cancer. (SOURCE: UTHSC) Dr. Subhash Chauhan (far right, in front) and his research team will use $3.4 million in grant awards from the National Cancer Institute for research of targeted nanomedicine for pancreatic cancer. (SOURCE: UTHSC)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine has received two grants that equal $3.4 million in funds.

Subhash C. Chauhan, PhD, received the grants that are aimed at developing nanomedicine for pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Chauhan and his team are working to develop new and innovative nanotherapeutic options to fight the cancer, which is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. 

"Our goal with these projects is to develop effective treatments and increase the effectiveness of the currently used medication, Gemcitabine," Dr. Chauhan said. "If our efforts are successful, this research will help in developing novel targeted combination therapies for eradicating pancreatic cancer."

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