UK center receives $6M to study deadly disease

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer
Center is receiving more than $6 million to study a deadly disease
that can be caused by exposure to chemotherapy or radiation
treatments.
The center said Wednesday it is receiving a $5 million grant
from the Edward P. Evans Foundation and a $1.25 million gift from
an anonymous donor to research myelodysplastic
(my-eh-loh-dis-PLAS'-tik) syndrome. The center says patients who
have received treatment for solid tumors, particularly breast or
prostate cancers, have a much higher chance of developing the
disease.
The foundation was set up by a Virginia businessman and
thoroughbred owner who died of the disease after undergoing
radiation treatment.
The grant will fund five research labs - three at UK, one at
Cincinnati Children's Hospital and one at the University of
Arkansas.


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