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UNC, Duke receive grants for patient care

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The University of North Carolina and Duke University are getting federal grants totaling more than $100 million to improve patient health care.

The two Clinical and Transitional Science Awards from the National Institutes of Health were given to help researchers turn basic scientific discoveries into advances in patient care.

The schools will work with RTI International and North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.

Dr. Robert Califf with Duke's Translational Medicine Institute says the money will be used to help take ideas and turn them into useful therapies and diagnostic tests.

Previous projects have included a study on a gene variant in breast cancer in which 500 patients received personalized care. That work led to patients receiving adjusted chemotherapy doses based on their own results.

 

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