No, this isn't about the spores you learned about in high school biology. This is the highly regarded grant from the National Cancer Institute. It stands for Specialized Program for Research Excellence and with this one, for ovarian cancer research, comes $11.5 million. ¬†The principal investigator is co-director of the Women's Cancer Program in Mayo's Cancer Center, Lynn Hartmann, M.D. ¬†She took a moment from her busy patient schedule to tell me ¬†about the benefits and advantages the SPORE grant will bring.