Sandy Springs, GA — Today, Rep. Lucy McBath is announcing that Inlighta Biosciences, LLC has received $954,219 from the National Cancer Institute for cancer detection and diagnosis research. These federal funds will support a grant project entitled “Non-invasive staging of Metastasis by Precision MRI.”    

“As a two-time breast cancer survivor, I know how important early detection and diagnosis is for the successful treatment of all types of cancers,” McBath said. “Thanks to the miracles of modern science, we are making tremendous breakthroughs in our push to end cancer. I am so proud that researchers right here in Georgia’s Sixth District are being supported by the National Cancer Institute to make contributions in this effort. Together, we can put an end to cancer as we know it.”

Inlighta Biosciences, LLC is based in Atlanta, Georgia and was formed in 2014 by Dr. Jenny J. Yang to develop patented protein-based contrast agents for pre-clinical and clinical imaging applications.