MSI PI Ningling Kang (associate professor, Hormel Institute) has received a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute. The grant will be used to study how colorectal cancer cells metastasize to the liver. When this type of cancer spreads to the liver, the five-year survival rate drops dramatically. A story about the grant appears on the Hormel Institute website: The Hormel Institute Scientist Awarded $2 Million to Study the Spread of Colorectal Cancer to the Liver.
Professor Kang uses MSI for studies using human hepatic stellate cells. The Hormel Institute is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2022.