The Rogel Cancer Center continues to be grateful of Swim Across America and all of those who put energy into supporting its mission. All money raised through Swim Across America goes directly to the Rogel Cancer Center and is distributed through a competitive grant process.
Since 2019, three Rogel Cancer Center researchers have been awarded SAA grants to further their cancer research. With the funds raised from the inaugural 2019 SAA - Motor City Mile swim, Kyoung Eun Lee, PhD, was named the 2020 SAA - MCM grant recipient and has been able to advance her pancreatic cancer research (read about Dr. Lee's research: https://t.ly/8gfm). In addition to swimming for Team Rogel, Phillip Palmbos, MD, PhD, was named the 2021 SAA - MCM grant recipient and has been able to expand his bladder cancer research (read about Dr. Palmbos' research: https://t.ly/PYj6).
Angel Qin, MD, was awarded the 2022 SAA - MCM grant. A lung cancer physician and researcher, Dr. Qin's research explores the interactions in the tumor microenvironment of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer, and whether these interactions can predict a response of resistance to therapy. The funds will allow Dr. Qin to delve deeper into this idea in the hopes of better targeting lung cancer treatment in the future.
The grant process is currently taking place to name an awardee of the 2022 SAA - MCM funds.
Thank you for all of your support of Swim Across America and the Rogel Cancer Center!
You can make a credit card donation by clicking on one of the members of our team below, or send a check to Swim Across America, 8508 Park Rd. #328, Charlotte, NC 28210
Check should be made out to Swim Across America but please include a note mentioning our team or the participant whom you are supporting!
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