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Targeting breast cancer
San Diego Union-Tribune

Salk Institute researcher Geoffey M. Wahl has taken part in the fight against cancer for four decades. He is now researching the roots of breast cancer, including how stem-like cells can become malignant. He has helped develop a new way to visualize previously undetectable cellular protein interactions, giving biotech companies many more leads to fight the disease.

In August, Wahl received a $7.9 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, paid over seven years, that will allow him to pursue more speculative areas of research that don’t promise an immediate payback.