Women's Final Four Brings $100,000 Grant for Breast Cancer Research to Dallas

A Dallas research professor has been awarded $100,000 to study an aggressive form of breast cancer, thanks to the NCAA’s Women’s Final Four tournament. Dr. Angelique Whitehurst plans to use the Kay Yow Cancer Fund grant to help understand why certain cancer cells are resistant to chemotherapy.Every year the Kay Yow fund awards money to institutions in the NCAA Women's Final Four host city.With the event coming to Dallas in March, the UT Southwestern assistant professor said Monday she's grateful her school was selected.The fund, which was established by former North Carolina State University women's basketball coach Kay Yow, has awarded $5.38 million in grants since it was established in 2007. Yow succumbed to breast cancer in 2009."She was clearly a fighter and did amazing things for women, and it's in that spirit we want to take her leadership and her drive to take on a cancer that affects African-American and Hispanic women in their 30s and 40s," Whitehurst said.  Continue reading...

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