Takaku Lab Secures International Collaboration
Dr. Motoki Takaku, an Assistant Professor with the Biomedical Sciences Department within the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, has expanded his collaboration with Dr. Mamoru Takada in Japan. Dr. Takaku describes the project:
"We are also thrilled to share another exciting development in our international collaboration with Dr. Takada, whom we invited last month to our department seminar. Two years ago, Dr. Takada and I began collaborating on a project about cell-free DNA in breast cancer patients, initially supported by a pilot grant from Eli Lilly Japan. We have successfully secured an additional grant from Eli Lilly Japan, amounting to approximately $170k (or twenty-five million yen based on the current exchange rate), for a two-year period.
In this new phase of our project, we'll be collecting cell-free DNA data from breast cancer patients both before and after drug treatment. Our primary objective is to develop a noninvasive diagnostic strategy that can potentially guide therapy for breast cancer patients, enhancing treatment efficacy and patient outcomes."