Navigation Links
Georgetown Lombardi researcher awarded 'Provocative Question' grant from NCI
Date:9/5/2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center's Stephen Byers, Ph.D., has been awarded a grant from the National Cancer Institute to address a "provocative question."

The NCI's Provocative Questions Project is offering grants to delve into 24 questions that, if answered, could lead to significant advances in understanding or treating cancer. The questions such as why obesity contributes to cancer risk have been around, but unanswerable, for a long time, but now the NCI feels the time is right to address them.

NCI solicited the questions from scientists in various fields and at various stages in their research, and then released a special solicitation just for research related to these 24 questions.

One of the questions number 5 seemed perfect for Stephen Byers, Ph.D., a professor and molecular oncologist at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Given the evidence that some drugs commonly and chronically used for other indications, such as an anti-inflammatory drug, can protect against cancer incidence and mortality, can we determine the mechanism by which any of these drugs work?

The NCI says the implications of successfully answering this question "would be a major breakthrough in cancer prevention. This work could also provide molecular pathways that harbor other targets for prevention and encourage the development of second-generation drugs that might diminish toxicities associated with current agents while maintaining efficacy. Success in these studies would provide models for the types of responses that mark good chemoprevention trials."

Byers' proposal to answer this question was one of a small number of applications to be accepted out of almost 800 that were submitted. Work begins September 1. The four-year, $2.5 million grant will be directed by Byers and includes several of his Georgetown colleagues, as well as scientists from Harvard and Columbia universities.

Serendipity reared its won
'/>"/>

Contact: Karen Mallet
km463@georgetown.edu
Georgetown University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. NIH-funded researchers restore sense of smell in mice using genetic technique
2. UCLA researchers discover missing link between stem cells and immune system
3. Researchers develop new, less expensive nanolithography technique
4. BUSM researchers find potential key to halt progression, reverse damage from emphysema
5. Researchers launch new Rust-Tracker to monitor deadly wheat fungus in 27 nations
6. University of Tennessee Space Institute researchers make clinical trials a virtual reality
7. New equipment is breath of fresh air for childrens lung researchers
8. Mount Sinai researchers solve mystery surrounding the death of two sisters nearly 50 years ago
9. Stanford researchers discover the anternet
10. By detecting smallest virus, researchers open possibilities for early disease detection
11. Behind closed doors: Researchers show how probiotics boost plant immunity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/10/2014)... , July 1, 2014 Smart ... way for convenience and improved security: NXT-ID, Inc. (OTCBB: NXTD), ... GOOG ), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL ... Corporation (NYSE: MA) NXT-ID, Inc., (OTCQB: NXTD) a biometric ... to announce that the second series of 30 second spots ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 3, 2014 According to the ... (Swipe And Area), Material (Optical Prism, Pizeoelectric, Capacitive, and ... and Banking & Finance), and Geography - Global Trends ... the global Fingerprint Sensors Market is projected to cross ... of 16.8% from 2014 to 2020. Browse ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... July 8, 2014 Fingerprint ... new design win (DW). An Asian OEM has selected FPC1021 ... production start in August 2014.   FPC is ... which has a planned date for start of mass production ... order of SEK 5M, for delivery in the first half ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Advantages for Digital Wallets Eliminate Need to Carry Credit Cards - Large Scale CNBC Ad Campaign for Latest Smart Wallet to Commence July 7th 2Advantages for Digital Wallets Eliminate Need to Carry Credit Cards - Large Scale CNBC Ad Campaign for Latest Smart Wallet to Commence July 7th 3Advantages for Digital Wallets Eliminate Need to Carry Credit Cards - Large Scale CNBC Ad Campaign for Latest Smart Wallet to Commence July 7th 4Advantages for Digital Wallets Eliminate Need to Carry Credit Cards - Large Scale CNBC Ad Campaign for Latest Smart Wallet to Commence July 7th 5Fingerprint Sensors Market worth $14.35 Billion by 2020 2Fingerprint Sensors Market worth $14.35 Billion by 2020 3FPC Wins DW and Initial Ramp Order for FPC1021 Touch Sensor for Flagship Smartphone from Asian OEM 2
... report that performing angioplasty (a treatment that involves temporarily ... clogged artery to help widen it) on veins in ... effective way to treat the venous abnormalities found in ... findings were presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology,s ...
... really wants the short end of the stick, in this ... DNA-protein complexes at the ends of chromosomes, can be thought ... fusing with neighboring chromosomes. It is typical for ... time. Now a new study from Brigham and Women,s Hospital ...
... new plants that took effect on 1 January 2012 included ... that descriptions or diagnoses of new species had to be ... take full advantage of an ongoing revolution in how botanists ... to science: Many studies now routinely include the sequencing of ...
Cached Biology News:Interventional radiology: Mitigating symptoms, improving quality of life of MS patients 2Interventional radiology: Mitigating symptoms, improving quality of life of MS patients 3The long, err, short of it 2
(Date:7/10/2014)... OMICS Group’s 5th International conference and exhibition ... at Double Tree by Hilton Beijing, China is all ... & Bioanalytical research methods only to facilitate improved living ... Dr. Srinubabu Gedela, MD of OMICS Group Inc has ... one in bringing a unique and international mix of ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Senior supply ... and professional associations, addressed the challenges of “Reducing Cost, ... Device Industries” through strategic sourcing. Describing the partnership of ... the Supply Chain Management Institute ( SCMI) of ... on June 24 at the Kroc Institute of Peace ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 10, 2014 On July 9 ... , presented Russia,s first national ... The Company is developing a unique project called ... develops a number of innovative drugs based on monoclonal ... ceremony took place at the International Exhibition "Innoprom 2014" ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Tute Genomics, the leader ... an agreement with Lineagen, Inc., to provide ... Dx PLUS.  Lineagen, focused on the ... currently offers FirstStep Dx PLUS, a ... by healthcare providers as a first-line genetic ...
Breaking Biology Technology:A Critical Review of Analytical Techniques for Improved Living Standards 2A Critical Review of Analytical Techniques for Improved Living Standards 3A Critical Review of Analytical Techniques for Improved Living Standards 4Biotech & Biopharm Supply Chain Management Executives Launch BSMA in San Diego 2Biotech & Biopharm Supply Chain Management Executives Launch BSMA in San Diego 3Biotech & Biopharm Supply Chain Management Executives Launch BSMA in San Diego 4Dmitry Medvedev Presented BIOCAD the First National "Industry" Award 2Tute Genomics Platform Selected to Provide Clinical Interpretation for Lineagen's NextStepDx PLUS Next-Generation Sequencing-Based Diagnostic Test 2Tute Genomics Platform Selected to Provide Clinical Interpretation for Lineagen's NextStepDx PLUS Next-Generation Sequencing-Based Diagnostic Test 3Tute Genomics Platform Selected to Provide Clinical Interpretation for Lineagen's NextStepDx PLUS Next-Generation Sequencing-Based Diagnostic Test 4
... Amylin Pharmaceuticals,Inc. (Nasdaq: AMLN ) will Webcast ... 2008 on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. ... Executive,Officer, will lead the call. On the same date ... of 2008., The call will be Webcast live ...
... Data Demonstrates 30% Reduction in Composite Events When Using Routine ... FFR Guidance in ... VOLC ) today announced the launch of the PrimeWire(TM) Pressure,Guidewire, ... s5 and,s5i imaging consoles in the U.S. The PrimeWire is ...
... Colo., Oct. 15 Bolder BioTechnology, Inc.,announced today ... Phase II Continuing,Renewal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) ... the National,Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) ... the entire grant award is contingent,upon the achievement ...
Cached Biology Technology:Amylin Pharmaceuticals to Webcast Third Quarter Results 2Volcano Corporation Announces Launch of PrimeWire(TM) Pressure Guidewire and s5-FFR Option for Existing Fleet of s5 IVUS Consoles 2Volcano Corporation Announces Launch of PrimeWire(TM) Pressure Guidewire and s5-FFR Option for Existing Fleet of s5 IVUS Consoles 3Volcano Corporation Announces Launch of PrimeWire(TM) Pressure Guidewire and s5-FFR Option for Existing Fleet of s5 IVUS Consoles 4Volcano Corporation Announces Launch of PrimeWire(TM) Pressure Guidewire and s5-FFR Option for Existing Fleet of s5 IVUS Consoles 5Bolder BioTechnology Receives $1.6 million NIH Grant to Continue Development of Multiple Sclerosis Drug 2
The iEMS Incubator/Shaker is a high performance microplate incubator and orbital shaker. Its superior temperature control and efficient orbital shaking reduce incubation times. It can incubate up to ...
... modified nucleotide structure called a ?cap? ... most naturally-occurring eukaryotic mRNAs and many ... for a portion of the GTP ... reaction results in the synthesis of ...
... nucleotide structure called a ?cap? is ... naturally-occurring eukaryotic mRNAs and many viral ... a portion of the GTP present ... results in the synthesis of transcripts ...
This Dedicated 18" X 18" (45.7 X 45.7 cm.) shaker platforms are optimized for a particular flask clip size. Dedicated platforms come fully loaded with flask clips....
Biology Products: