The Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group continues its support for cancer research at UC Santa Cruz with new grants

Oct 5, 2018 | 

The Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group (SCCBG), a local charity supporting cancer research and patient care, has awarded three grants of $20,000 each for one-year cancer research projects at UC Santa Cruz.

The grant recipients are Karen Ottemann and Fitnat Yildiz, both professors of microbiology and environmental toxicology, for research on chronic bacterial infections and carcinogenesis; Rebecca DuBois, assistant professor of biomolecular engineering, for research on the molecular mechanisms of a new class of immune checkpoint inhibitor; and Christopher Vollmers, assistant professor of biomolecular engineering, for a project to identify better targets for cancer immunotherapy.

Since 2005, the SCCBG has given more than $500,000 in grants to UCSC cancer researchers.

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