Scientists walk, run and search for cures

baldwin2Upstate pharmacologists Saeed Sheikh MD, PhD and Ying Huang MD, PhD (pictured with Carol M. Baldwin) were among close to 165 Upstate participants in the Carol M. Baldwin A Run for Their Life Oct. 13 at Syracuse University’s Manley Field House.

Sheikh and Huang are two of more than 60 Upstate breast cancer researchers who have received funding from the Baldwin Foundation. In 2013 and 2012, Sheikh received grants to study tamoxifen resistance and genetic markers in breast cancer cells; in 2010 Huang received a grant to study chemotherapy resistance and the use of an anti-viral/anti-bacterial medication for the suppression of  breast cancer cells.

Sheikh ran and Huang walked in the 5K event. Upstate participants raised $10,154.31. One Upstate team, led by Marian Thompson of Upstate University Hospital’s Community campus, topped fundraising by collecting $2,574.31 .

All money raised at “A Run for Their Life” benefits the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY, Inc., which supports breast cancer research at Upstate Medical University and was founded by Baldwin, a breast cancer survivor.

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