June 19, 2023
The Brown School’s Virginia McKay has received National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding to test whether an effort to improve cancer treatment for children in Latin America is sustainable.
Virginia McKay, a research assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, is leading a five-year $3.5 million project to test whether an effort to improve cancer treatment for children in Latin America is sustainable over the long term.
This grant is an exciting opportunity to develop strategies to sustain a system that works to improve cancer treatment for children and reduce disparities in childhood cancer outcomes around the world.Virginia McKay
A recently published study by McKay and Agulnik in the journal Cancer concluded that the early-warning system in Latin American hospitals was a success and could point the way to improve its use in low-income countries. This new study is looking at whether that success can be extended long term.