Mary Kay Foundation grant to bolster immunotherapy research

An immunotherapy research initiative at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is among those being supported by the Mary Kay Foundation, which has announced $1.2 million in funding that will be equally shared among 12 cancer research institutions.

The $100,000 designated for VUMC will support research into using ultrasound as an image-guided therapy for drug delivery. Charles Caskey, PhD, assistant professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, leads the research as the principal investigator at the Laboratory of Acoustic Therapy and Imaging at the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science.