Medical College of Wisconsin Radiation Oncology professor receives The Mary Kay Foundation 2017 $100K research grant
This $100,000 award will help fund Dr. Carmen Bergom’s project, “Identifying Genetic Factors that Decrease Side Effects and Enhance the Efficacy of Breast Cancer Radiation.”
Carmen Bergom, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is a recipient of The Mary Kay Foundation 2017 research grant. This $100,000 award will help fund Dr. Bergom’s project, “Identifying Genetic Factors that Decrease Side Effects and Enhance the Efficacy of Breast Cancer Radiation.”
Dr. Bergom runs the Bergom Translational Research Laboratory at MCW, a group of physicians, students and post-doctoral fellows who work to identify novel molecular targets to improve and personalize breast cancer care.
The Mary Kay Foundation funds research of cancers affecting women. Last year, Michael Flister, MD, assistant professor of physiology at MCW, also received a Mary Kay Foundation research grant for his project on the role of tumor-host crosstalk in genetic evolutionary response of breast cancer.
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