Cancer League Funding Has Led to Several Scientific Accomplishments

Cancer League of Colorado was a founding institution for the Cancer Center at the University of Colorado Health Science Center, the only comprehensive cancer center in the Rocky Mountain Region. In addition, Cancer League was instrumental in funding the Colorado Ronald McDonald House. Our funding played a major role in the following discoveries:

  • Establishment of a link between DDT and testicular, prostate and breast cancer

  • Discovery of a protein that controls silencing DNA cell processes, which, if mutate, can lead to cancer

  • Identification of cancer-specific gene expression markers

  • Discovery of a region of cell cycle protein, which is essential for its function in regulating normal cell division

  • Discovery of the gene targets involved in acute leukemia in humans

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