DoD awards $10.7 million Center of Excellence Grant to Fox Chase's V. Craig Jordan

V. Craig Jordan, OBE, Ph.D., D.Sc., of Fox Chase Cancer Center has received a $10.7 million grant from the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program for a Breast Cancer Center of Excellence focused on developing a new treatment model for breast cancer to reverse the eventual development of resistance to anti-estrogen therapy. The five-year multidisciplinary project, intended to encompass both laboratory research and clinical trials, involves scientists and physicians at Fox Chase and three other institutions, representing four task teams.

"The DoD Breast Cancer Research Program is pleased to support this innovative project by Dr. Jordan, his collaborators and Fox Chase Cancer Center to address a critical issue in breast cancer--the identification of new therapeutic drugs to treat women with breast cancer," said Col. Janet R. Harris, M.S.N., Ph.D., director of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs administering the DoD Breast Cancer Research Program. "Through this project, new treatments will be brought from the laboratory to stage I and II clinical trials, facilitating the process for making new breast cancer therapeutic drugs available sooner."

This is Fox Chase's second Center of Excellence grant received in five years. In 2001, the Department of Defense awarded a $6 million dollar grant for the development of the nation's first Behavioral Center of Excellence for Breast Cancer Research.

Medical oncologist Lori J. Goldstein, M.D., director of Fox Chase's multidisciplinary Breast Evaluation Center, is Jordan's co-principal investigator for the new Center of Excellence grant. Jordan is vice president and scientific director of medical science at Fox Chase and holds its Alfred G. Knudson Jr., M.D., Ph.D., Chair in Cancer Research.

Jordan is known as the "father of tamoxifen" for his seminal work that led to the validation of tamoxifen as a therapy targeted to treat breast cancer and the first-ever

Contact: Diana Quattrone
Fox Chase Cancer Center

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