Ga. College Researcher Awarded National Grant

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ATLANTA (AP) - An associate professor and researcher at Clark Atlanta University has been awarded a grant of nearly $289,500 from the National Cancer Institute.

School spokesman Larry Calhoun says Dr. Valerie Odero-Marah, of the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development, was awarded a grant for a three-year project focusing on prostate cancer.

The project is slated to study whether a protein found in the human body is higher in African-American prostate cancer patients than others. Calhoun says African Americans have higher bone density compared to other races, and Odero-Marah's project will study whether that may impact prostate cancer rates in African American men.

Odero-Marah, who's been with Clark Atlanta since 2007, received a bachelor's from the University of Nairobi and earned a master's from the Free University of Brussels in Belgium.

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