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Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Announces Research Seed Grants

Two University of Iowa cancer researchers have each received a one-year, $30,000 American Cancer Society seed grant through the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Society at the UI.

The awards allow junior faculty members and independent research scientists to explore new ideas related to the cause, prevention, and treatment of cancer.

Jinsug Kim, MD, assistant professor of radiology in the UI Carver College of Medicine, will test the capabilities of new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods to characterize and track the activity of glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer.

Der-Fa Lu, PhD, RN, assistant professor in the UI College of Nursing, will study the effects of "healing touch" on patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation and other forms of hematopoietic stem cell transplant.