Tuskegee Receives $1 Million Grant For Cancer Treatment, Research

The Veterans Administration HBCU-Research Scientist Training Program Career Development Award has awarded Hadiyah-Nicole Green a $1.1 million grant to work on a patent-pending 3-in-1-platform technology to target, image, and treat cancer. Utilizing laser-activated and tumor-targeted nanoparticles to treat tumors in a manner that is more localized and less devastating than chemotherapy and radiation, the project could give doctors a more efficient weapon in their arsenal to fight the disease. Part of the pending patent is a nanoparticle-enabled 10-minute laser treatment that results in ~100 percent tumor shrinkage.