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OU Biologist Awarded Cancer Research Grant

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Lorna Palmer, executive director of the central Oklahoma affiliate of Komen for the Cure, and Wei-Qun Ding, Ph.D., listen as Scott McMeekin, deputy director for clinical research at the OU Cancer Institute talks about the grant Lorna Palmer, executive director of the central Oklahoma affiliate of Komen for the Cure, and Wei-Qun Ding, Ph.D., listen as Scott McMeekin, deputy director for clinical research at the OU Cancer Institute talks about the grant

Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A biologist at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center has been awarded a nearly $600,000 grant for breast cancer research.

Wei-Qun Ding will receive the grant over three years from Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

He becomes the first Oklahoma scientist to receive a Komen research grant.

Ding researches how certain molecules, called metal ionophores, kill breast cancer cells.

Officials say they hope his research might be tested in 10 years.

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