Le Su, PhD, has only been in Huntsville for four months, but he is already securing funds for what could be live-saving cancer research. Su spoke with WAAY TV’s Travis Leader about his recently awarded grant from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

Su, a junior fellow at the HudsonAlpha , was awarded a $99 thousand grant through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation — a charity which focuses on funding childhood cancer research. Su is looking to find better methods to treat cancers affecting people at young ages, including one which proves fatal for more than half of those affected within five years.

“We try to use unique methods to treat a very incurable childhood cancer called synovial sarcoma,” Su explains.

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The St. Baldrick’s Foundation will host the “Live Bald” event April 1 to raise funds for lifesaving children’s cancer research. Will Su shave his head? Register here to find out!

 

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