|Article Published 9/30/2014
Clemson University’s Institute for Biological Interfaces of Engineering (IBIOE) Awarded $50,000 from Dabo’s All In Team® Foundation
Clemson University Football Coach Dabo's All In Team® Foundation has awarded IBIOE a $50,000 grant for breast cancer research project. The funding will be used for Assistant Research Professor Dr. Brian W. Booth’s (pictured with Coach Swinney) project entitled, “Incorporation of the Anti-Cancer Agent Tannic Acid Into Biomaterials Used for Breast Reconstruction.”
Research results were published in 2013 in the International Journal of Breast Cancer. Later results will be presented at the 2014 Biomedical Engineering Society’s Annual meeting in San Antonio, TX in October.
Coach Swinney, “This is awesome work by Brian and his team. They are developing breast reconstructive materials that emit cancer fighting agents over time reducing the risk of cancer returning. It hits home with our family. If available it may have saved, Kathleen’s sister, Lisa. This one day can be a game changer!”
One of the objectives of Dabo’s All In Team® Foundation is to raise funds annually for breast cancer prevention and research with an emphasis on local university research programs, and efforts providing medical screening and testing to local upstate residents. Since 2009, more than $220,000 has been raised and donated to breast cancer prevention and research.
Information on the foundation is available at www.dabosallinteam.com.