Researchers at the University of Louisville have been granted $11.5 million for their efforts in advancing in the fight against cancer.
Dr. Jason Chesney, director of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, said because of UofL’s cancer immunotherapy research being done now at the University of Louisville he believes future generations will not suffer the same fate as the hundreds of thousands of people that lose their battle with cancer every year.
Thanks to the over $11 million federal grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, UofL has created the Center for Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy (CCII).
UofL doctors said Monday it’s the support from not only the government but local partners like Kosair Charities that could lead to the extermination of cancer by immunotherapy.
Approximately 600,000 Americans die every year from cancer. Chesney said with advances in immunotherapy, they are expecting a 25% decrease in the number of cancer deaths in the next five years, and 50% in the next ten years.