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Johanna Joyce, Ph.D.

May 31, 2012

Dr. Johanna Joyce of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute was awarded a V Scholar Grant in 2005 and is now working on a study that will seek to find ways to slow the metastasis process — how tumor cells spread from the organ in which they originate to other parts of the body. Joyce said The V Foundation’s support gave her the confidence and recognition she needed to establish her lab at Sloan-Kettering.

Joyce’s lab is focused on understanding the complex metastasis process of brain tumors. She said without the help of The V Foundation, she and other researchers trying to begin their research would not be able to access the resources they need. Dr. Joyce said research support and funding is critical to the progress of cancer treatment.