Watson, Govindan earn grant for lung cancer research

Mark Watson, MD, PhD, associate professor of pathology and immunology, and Ramaswamy Govindan, MD, professor of medicine, have received a five-year, $1.47 million grant from the National Cancer Institute for research titled “Genomic Harbingers of Brain Metastasis in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.”

Lung cancer study hints at new treatments

Studying the most common type of lung cancer, researchers from The Cancer Genome Atlas have uncovered new mutations in a cell-signaling pathway that plays a role in forming tumors. The new knowledge may expand treatments for patients because drugs targeting some of these genetic changes already are available or are in clinical trials.