TULANE CANCER CENTER RECEIVES $100K GRANT FROM THE KAY YOW CANCER FUND
Thursday, February 28, 2013
New Orleans (Feb. 27, 2013) – The Kay Yow Cancer Fund®, in partnership with the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and The V Foundation for Cancer Research, has awarded a $100,000 women’s lung cancer research grant to the Tulane Cancer Center.
Annually, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund supports a cancer research based grant in the host city of the NCAA Women’s Final Four. The $100,000 grant will be awarded to the Tulane Cancer Center to continue research on the impact of mobile elements on genetic instability in lung cancer. The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is privileged to work in collaboration with The V Foundation Scientific Advisory Board to identify and review grant proposals supporting women’s cancer research.
Susan Donohoe, Executive Director of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, presented Dr. Victoria Belancio with a ceremonial check at a news conference at the Louisiana Cancer Research Center on Feb. 27, 40 days in advance of the 2013 NCAA Women’s Final Four, to be held in New Orleans, April 7 and 9.
“Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women, and we are pleased to support Dr. Belancio and her research team’s efforts,” Donohoe said. “We are also proud to continue to uphold Kay’s wishes of making an impact at the site of the NCAA Women’s Final Four each year. Research programs such as this one are critical in order to find a cure.”
“Coach Yow was very specific in her direction that the Fund support research – research to help find a cure and research to improve the health and quality of life of cancer patients. Additionally, she established the Fund to assist underserved individuals in their journeys with the disease,” said Nora Lynn Finch, Atlantic Coast Conference Senior Associate Commissioner and President of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. “It is fitting to present a research grant to Dr. Belancio and the Tulane Cancer Center in the host city of the 2013 Women’s Final Four. This research grant will continue the legacy of Coach Yow and the Fund’s mission of supporting women’s cancer research.”