The award is part of the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) program.
The most common method of screening for colon cancer is a colonoscopy. However, certain cancer-causing polyps can be easily missed during an examination.
Jones has served the ACS for many years, both as a grant reviewer and speaker on the society’s behalf.
The new finding was published in the scientific journal eLife.
OMRF has received a $200,000 grant to grow its cancer research programs.
Fish, frogs and worms have become key players in the fight against disease.