October 2014 Update: As mentioned in the UNM Cancer Center press release, Dr. Ozbun is working with Dr. Julie Bauman, now at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Bauman won a grant to support clinical trials. One of those clinical trials is a trial that Dr. Ozbun and Dr. Andrew Cowan are running at the UNM Cancer Center. Read about Dr. Bauman's grant here.
April 14, 2014:
Michelle Ozbun, PhD, recently won a grant to study how human papillomavirus (HPV) infection can be used to kill cancer cells. Certain strains of HPV cause cancer. Dr. Ozbun's new grant will help her and her team research ways in which physicians can use existing drugs to weaken HPV-infected cancer cells prior to radiation therapy.
Dr. Ozbun recently talked to Charles Maynard about this research:
Read the Albuquerque Business First article: