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Hawaii Community Foundation funds College of Pharmacy faculty to study breast cancer

21 June 2011

An assistant professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Hawaii at Hilo was awarded a grant from the Hawaii Community Foundation for breast cancer research.

Dr. Linda Connelly was awarded $50,000 from the Robert C. Perry Fund to study “The role of endogenous osteoprotegerin expression in breast cancer metastasis.” 

Connelly’s research focus is on the molecular basis of primary tumor growth and metastasis, primarily in breast cancer, including investigating the role of macrophages and inflammatory signaling molecules in tumor progression.

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