Morehouse School of Medicine Researcher Picked for Breast Cancer Journal Editorial Board - Higher Education
Higher Education News and Jobs

Morehouse School of Medicine Researcher Picked for Breast Cancer Journal Editorial Board

by Robin Chen Delos

Dr. Veena N. Rao, co-director of the Cancer Biology Program and Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholar at Morehouse School of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been selected to serve on the editorial board of The Open Breast Cancer Journal.

Rao and co-investigators last year used a gene therapy to introduce a protein into triple-negative breast, ovarian and prostate cancers in order to show whether the protein stops tumors from developing.

“Triple negative breast cancers are more common among young African-American and Hispanic women, and currently there are no effective treatments against these cancers,” said Rao, according to a press release. “Results from these studies will provide new treatments in the future for one of the biggest needs in breast cancer research.”

Rao joins The Open Brest Cancer Journal, one of nearly 200 other peer-reviewed open access journals launched by science publisher Bentham. The online publications are free for anyone to view.

“This new online publication is truly international in scale and is free and readily available to a worldwide audience,” according to Rao. “This is an outstanding resource especially for researchers belonging to minority institutions that have limited funding available to subscribe to scientific journals. This access to cancer research information will assist in getting critical and credible preventative and treatment options to millions of people,” she added.

© Copyright 2005 by DiverseEducation.com

RELATED ARTICLES >>
Meharry Medical College Launches Data Science Institute Meharry Medical College launched a new Data Science Institute last week that will shed insight into health challenges and disparities and fuel innovation in treating minority and underserved populations. Led by Amy M. Andrade, senior advisor to th...
The Future of Science is Women: Here’s How Institutions Can Support Them How interesting that for centuries, women, people of color, immigrants, children, and other marginalized populations were either considered property of men, dehumanized, or both. Yet it was during the 19th century Progressive Era that women emerge...
Federally Funded Programs Are Not Enough to Diversify the STEM Workforce The Government Accountability Office (GOA) reported that of the 13 federal agencies surveyed that administer science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs, there were 163 STEM programs funded in fiscal year 2016 that wer...
Harvard Teaming With Google to Reduce Harmful Chemical Use BOSTON – Harvard University is teaming up with Google to reduce the use of harmful chemicals in building products and materials. Organizers say the initiative announced Wednesday targets chemicals used in consumer products like furniture and ca...
Semantic Tags:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *