Nearly $1,600,000 in federal grants have been approved for research led by The Hormel Institute in Austin which is focused on preventing skin and colon cancers.
One grant totals about $1,500,000 in funding over five years for a project create an inhibitor to prevent skin and colon cancer.
The other grant, totaling more than $290,000 over two years, provides funding for research in the Prevention of Colon Cancer. Both grants became effective Tuesday and are provided by the National Cancer Institute, part of the federal National Institutes of Health.
The United Soybean Board also gave The Hormel Institute $15,000 to fund the soy research.
The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota - Mayo Clinic is a world-renowned cancer research center conducting research focused on discoveries leading to the prevention and control of cancer.
The BioScience Triangle growing the collaborative partnership between the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Mayo Clinic-Rochester and The Hormel Institute-Austin is continuing to expand, with plans for a major expansion to begin this year at The Hormel Institute to add more laboratories and better space for its International Center of Research Technology.