University of Minnesota 10K Families Study Receives $12 Million in Funding from the National Cancer Institute

The University of Minnesota’s 10,000 Families Study was recently awarded a grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). This funding will be directed towards additional investigation into cancer risk and environmental exposures; specifically radon, glyphosate, and PFAS.

Led by Jen Poynter, MD, PhD, Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Heather Nelson, PhD, MPH, Professor in the Division of Epidemiology & Community Health in the School of Public health, the 10K families study uses data and samples from throughout Minnesota to determine if these chemicals in the environment are associated with a biomarker of blood cancer risk, known as CHIP. The study started back in 2017 to address unique health needs of communities in Minnesota, and will continue to do so through this additional funding. To view the full story and more about the 10K Families Study, follow this link