Success Story: Discovery Science

Dr. Donald Lo of Duke and Dr. Al Baldwin of the University of North Carolina used support from the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) to collaborate on a new approach for growing and characterizing human brain tumors in a lab, producing insights that could help fight recurrence of tumors in patients.

“Most scientists are trained in these narrow silos,” Lo said. “With CTSI support, Dr. Baldwin and I could combine our backgrounds to make a new type of cancer screening platform—to get a new look at how to develop cancer therapeutics and diagnostics. This CTSA grant mechanism is really perfect for that.”