Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Woman’s Cancer Assocation of the University of Miami

(From Left to Rght):Sara Lee Sanderson, Dr. Abigail E. Witt, Dr. Tan A. Ince, Nora Tenney - WCA grant award of $50,000 is for "Targeting the Histone Deacetylases, HDAC1 and HDAC7, in Breast and Ovarian Tumor-Stem-Cells"

At this year’s 2013 WCA Luncheon, members of the Woman’s Cancer Association of the University of Miami (WCA) selected the WCA cancer research grant recipients for 2013 and presented the awards at their luncheon held at the Coral Reef Yacht Club.

The Woman’s Cancer Association of the University of Miami has four goals that have remained constant since its inception in 1959. These include educating the community, disseminating information on cancer advances, earning and distributing funds to agencies engaged in cancer welfare, and working in other fields that assist and promote cancer control. They have raised over $10 million for research at the University of Miami.

The WCA supports cancer research at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and supports physicians and scientists who treat both pediatric and adult patients. One of the organization’s highlights of the last 40 years has been the establishment of the Pearl M. and Edwin L. Powell Woman’s Cancer Association Endowment Fund. Cancer research programs at Sylvester are funded by interest generated from the endowment.

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