The department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis strives to understand the basic biology of cancer—how and why it forms.
Its focus is the interaction of genetic and environmental factors in the development and spread of cancer. Scientists are looking for improved strategies for cancer prevention and intervention.
For more than 30 years, the H-E-B Fellowship in Cancer Research has contributed significantly to the development of a strong and productive graduate program. Last year, the H-E-B Fellowship provided stipends and tuition support for graduate students studying molecular carcinogenesis.
One of those students, Emily Dominguez, studies polymorphisms, the most common type of genetic variation. She is focusing on a known tumor suppressor gene with a polymorphism termed “R72P.” This has been associated with survival and treatment outcome in breast cancer patients.
Emily’s work analyzes how variants of this tumor-suppressing molecule affect response to cancer therapies. She hopes her work will help make treatments more effective for cancer patients.
You can establish a fellowship for a minimum of $100,000.
Call 713-563-4084 for more information.