UW Carbone Center researcher gets $185K grant from Komen Foundation

Combined $30.7M distributed worldwide

A cancer researcher in Madison will receive a $185,000 grant to study breast cancer, according to a news release.

Dr. Eui-Jun Kim, a post-doctoral researcher at UW Carbone Cancer Center and McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, will receive the funds to study triple-negative breast cancer, according to a news release Tuesday from the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.

The Susan G. Komen Foundation grant is one of 98, which combined total $30.7 million and are given throughout the world. This year’s focus is on new understanding of and treatment for the most lethal forms and stages of breast cancer, the release said.

Triple-negative breast cancer is a sub-type of the disease in which the tumor doesn’t express any of the three receptors that fuel breast-cancer growth. The lack of these receptors means that the most commonly used treatments are not effective against the tumor cells, UW Hospital and Clinics officials said.