The Mike Slive Foundation for Prostate Cancer Research, which was founded in Birmingham in 2017 by former SEC Commissioner Mike Slive and attorney Ed Meyerson, has awarded six new research grants to help eradicate prostate cancer. The recipients include Duke University, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, and the Tulane University School of Medicine Cancer Research Center.
Two researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham received grants from the foundation: Selvarangan Ponnazhagan, PhD for studying how targeting the androgen receptor axis affects macrophage polarization in castration-resistant prostate cancer; and, in funding partnership with the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, Runhua Liu, MD, PhD to study CD24-mediated Tumor Metastasis and Targeted Therapy in Prostate Cancer.
The Mike Slive Foundation has now funded a total of nearly one million dollars to 18 prostate cancer research grants across the country since its inception in 2017. This year, the Foundation received 35 applications representing 15 research institutions across the country.