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Salk scientist receives grant for breast cancer research

Geoffrey Wahl

Geoffrey Wahl

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization has awarded Geoffrey Wahl, professor in the Salk Institute's Gene Expression Laboratory, a $225,000 grant to support his breast cancer research.

Wahl, a Komen Scholar, has been working to identify characteristics in triple negative breast cancer cells. His research seeks to further our understanding about what makes triple negative cancers so dangerous and resistant to traditional therapies. He also hopes to discover new and better ways of eliminating these types of cancers. The grant is part of $4.5 million in grants recently awarded to California research organizations by Susan G. Komen for research that examines the role that environmental issues play in the development of breast cancer.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure was founded in 1982 and has since invested more than $790 million in breast cancer research, making it the largest nonprofit, non-government cancer research-funding organization in the United States.