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University of Kansas Cancer Center Award Presented to COBRE Member

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A COBRE-PSF scientist was one of the four recipients of research awards at the 2011 University of Kansas Cancer Center (KUCC) Pilot Project & Poster Competition on November 4, 2011 in Kansas City, KS. Organizers said that they had a record number of posters and attendees, and the events truly were a celebration of the research efforts of the Cancer Center members.

COBRE-PSF Pilot Project Leader and KU Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry Emily Scott was a Pilot Project Award Winner for her work "Inhibitors of Cytochrome P450 17A1 to Treat Metastatic Prostate Cancer.” The award includes a $35,000 grant.

A member of Scott’s research group, postdoctoral research associate Natasha Devore, received a third place travel award of $300 for her poster"Structure of human cytochrome P450 17A1, a key enzyme in androgen biosynthesis and target for prostate cancer therapy."

The event is sponsored annually by the KUCC. Susan Harp, Assistant Director for Education and Research Resources for the Center, thanked the participants. She stated that is through their combined efforts that the University has been able to create a synergy for cancer research to thrive at KU.