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AACR recognizes its newest grantees at 102nd Annual Meeting 2011

ORLANDO, Fla. The AACR would like to congratulate its newest grant recipients at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held April 2-6.

Grant details and recipients are detailed below.


AACR-Amgen, Inc. Fellowships in Clinical/Translational Cancer Research

Takashi Kobayashi, M.D., Ph.D., Columbia University Medical Center
Novel therapeutic targets in invasive bladder cancer

Kun Wang, Ph.D., University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute, Inc.
Inhibition of RalA as a novel strategy for targeting ovarian cancer

AACR Anna D. Barker Fellowship in Basic Cancer Research

Daniel Schramek, Ph.D., The Rockefeller University
In vivo RNAi screen to identify regulators of skin tumorigenesis

AACR-Astellas Pharma Global Development, Inc. Fellowship in Basic Cancer Research

Caroline Kumsta, Ph.D., Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
Translational control of tumor formation in C. Elegans

AACR-Astellas USA Foundation Fellowship in Basic Cancer Research

Jae Park, M.D., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Modulating tumor microenvironment with genetically modified T cells

AACR-Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology Fellowship in Clinical Cancer Research

Randall J. Kimple, M.D., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Human papillomavirus modulation of head and neck cancer radiation response

AACR Judah Folkman Fellowship for Anti-Angiogenesis Research

Arnab Ghosh, M.D., Ph.D., Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research
Neovascularization in GVHD and growth of tumors in recipients of allo-BMT

Fight Colorectal Cancer-AACR Fellowship, in memory of Lisa Dubow

Jon H. Chung, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Hedgehog pathway targeted therapeutics for metastatic colorectal cancer


AACR-FNAB Fellows Grant for Translational Pancreatic Cancer Research

Xiaoqun Dong, M.D., Ph.D., The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
NR5A2/LRH1 as a potential therapeutic target of pancreatic cancer


AACR-Genentech BioOncology Career Development Award for Cancer Research on the HER Family Pathway

Vassiliki Karantza, M.D., Ph.D., UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Autophagy and HER2 interactions in breast cancer progression and treatment

AACR Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award

Yali Dou, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Targeting MLL in acute myeloid leukemia (2010)

Charles G. Mullighan, M.D., St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Exome sequencing of hypodiploid acute lymphoblastic leukemia (2011)


AACR Dharma Master Jiantai Innovative Grant for Lung Cancer Research

Katrina A. Steiling, M.D., M.Sc., Boston University School of Medicine
Airway genomics for the early detection of lung cancer


Breast Cancer Research Foundation-AACR Grants for Translational Breast Cancer Research

Carey Anders, M.D., University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
PARP inhibition and nanoparticles to treat breast cancer brain metastases

Heide L. Ford, Ph.D., University of Colorado Denver
Targeting the Six1/Eya complex for anti-breast cancer metastasis therapies


Contact: Michele Sharp
American Association for Cancer Research

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