mark powell

Scientists will continue research on groundbreaking discoveries by the pioneering Marin Women’s Study following a fundraising campaign that won a $77,000 Avon Foundation grant.

A Marin research project aimed at genetic and related factors that appear to repel breast cancer was in jeopardy earlier this year after the county declined to step in to finance further study when grant funding ended. Top county health officials, noting the Marin Women’s Study provided a rich database of information, called further research an appropriate role for foundations, universities and private enterprise.

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