NVIDIA Awards $200K Grant in Anti-Cancer Effort

@ 2013/12/13
Lung cancer. Colon cancer. Breast cancer. More than 40 years into the "War on Cancer," the deadliest forms of the disease are still killing hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. each year. While the fight against cancer sometimes seems to have reached a stalemate, researchers using powerful computer simulations have achieved a string of breakthroughs over the past few years. The result: models that reveal the mechanisms that allow some of the deadliest forms of cancer to develop in molecule-by-molecule detail. Dr. Rommie Amaro, at the University of California, San Diego, hopes to use that new understanding to help unlock new cancer treatments. To further that work, the NVIDIA Foundation, as part of our "Compute the Cure" initiative, has awarded Amaro and her team a grant of $200,000. They'll use it to focus on developing a computer-aided drug design platform to help researchers take advantage of computer simulations to find promising cancer treatment drugs.

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