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Cancer Institute to fund research on emotional wellbeing of cancer survivors

WESTPORT, Oct 12 (Reuters) - The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has announced grants totaling $15 million dollars over 5 years for new research on the physical and emotional health of people who have survived cancer. The Institute previously set aside $20 million dollars for similar research.

Advances in cancer detection and treatment have markedly increased survival rates for cancer patients, the NCI says. Today there are roughly 8 million cancer survivors in the US.

The grants, issued by the NCI's Office of Cancer Survivorship, will fund research at the following locations:

--University of California at Los Angeles and Berkeley

--AMC Cancer Research Center, Denver, Colorado

--University of Miami, Florida

--Cancer Research Center of Hawaii in Honolulu

--Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, New York, New York

--University of Rochester School of Medicine, New York

--Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

--Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

--Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland

--American College of Radiology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

--University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston

--Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington

--University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center, Madison

--Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

-Westport Newsroom 203 319 2700