NYU Receives Grant for Breast Cancer Research

The New York University College of Nursing received a two-year, $452,218 grant from the National Institutes of Health for research on post-breast cancer lymphedema. All women who undergo breast cancer treatment are at lifetime risk of developing lymphedema which is caused by injuries to the lymphatic system from cancer treatment. About 40 percent of all women who undergo breast cancer treatment develop lymphedema.

The research is under the direction of Mei Fu, an assistant professor of nursing at NYU. Dr. Fu holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from universities in China and bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Missouri.

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