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Brownson awarded $2.6 million grant for cancer research



From the WashU Newsroom... 

Health researcher Ross Brownson has received a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a study examining poor implementation of cancer-control programs.

“The grant is looking to identify some of the reasons why cancer-control programs at state public health departments continue when there isn’t a solid evidence base for them — and also why some programs don’t continue when there is a solid evidence base for them,” said Brownson, the Bernard Becker Professor at Washington University in St. Louis and director of the Prevention Research Center at the Brown School and the School of Medicine.

“In times of limited resources, these are critical decisions for making use of precious public funds and applying science-based programs and policies.”

The grant, “Mis-implementation in Cancer Prevention and Control,” runs through 2022.

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