Grants is pleased to announce its 2013 Medical Research Grant Awards. (Listed in alphabetical order by last name of the author. All grants are in the amount of $40,000 for one year.)

Carrie Hruska, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN — Development and Evaluation of a Combined Molecular Breast Imaging/Breast Ultrasound System (Neil Maddux Miller Grant) 

Niv Papo, Ph.D., Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel — Non-Invasive early detection of breast cancer: developing bi-specific APPI peptides and small molecule conjugates that bind to both avbeta3 integrin and MY1-MMP (ACC Women's Basketball Tournament Grant)

Noam Shomron, Ph.D., Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel — Combining genetic and epi-genetic markers for early detection of breast cancer (Ken Karb/Murray Abrams Grant)

Lei Xing, Ph.D., Stanford University, Stanford CA — Highly Sensitive Breast Cancer and Lymphnodes Cereukow Imaging Mediated by Gold Nano-Clusters (Connor House/KKG Young Collegiate Women Grant)

Weian Zhao, Ph.D., University of California-Irvine, Irvine CA — In vitro evolution of molecular sensors that detect breast cancer at early stage (Kathy Secrist Volunteerism Grant)