Navigation Links
NYU School of Medicine researcher receives Pancreatic Cancer Action Network- AACR fellowship
Date:4/4/2011

NYU School of Medicine's Cosimo Commisso, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biochemistry, is the 2011 recipient of The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-American Association for Cancer Research Fellowship, a one-year grant designed to support pancreatic cancer research. Dr. Commisso was honored at the American Association for Cancer Research 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held April 2-6, in Orlando, Florida.

Dr. Commisso will receive a $45,000 grant to support his postdoctoral investigation of "Pancreatic Cancer, Macropinocytosis and Nutrient Internalization." This research will focus on the role of fluid uptake in pancreatic cancer cells as a mechanism of nutrient delivery and metabolic augmentation. The goal of the research is to understand the functional outcome of this process in pancreatic cancer and to determine whether preventing it has any detrimental effects on tumor development. These findings could lead to the identification of a novel targeting strategy - blockade of macropinocytosis for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

"I am truly honored to be the recipient of the 2011 Fellowship and I look forward to working together with my postdoctoral supervisor, Dr. Dafna Bar-Sagi, professor and chair of the Department of Biochemistry, on this exciting project."

The mission of this Fellowship is to advance pancreatic cancer research, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has collaborated with the AACR to promote and support outstanding research focused on conquering this deadly disease. The goals of the grants program are to build a robust pancreatic cancer research community, to encourage collaboration, information-sharing and innovation, and to expedite scientific and medical breakthroughs for patient benefit.

This year, The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and the AACR awarded ten grants to outstanding scientists throughout the country, supporting innovative research in the field of pancreatic cancer. This year's total funding level of nearly $3 million represents the largest annual disbursement since the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network introduced the program in 2003.


'/>"/>

Contact: Lauren Woods
lauren.woods@nyumc.org
212-404-3753
NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Boston University School of Medicine professor receives award for quality of care research
2. Germs Thrive on Horns Passed Around in School Bands: Study
3. University of Michigan awarded $4.9 million to help reduce obesity in preschool children
4. $1 million USDA grant aims to reduce obesity in preschoolers
5. Model for managing asthma in preschoolers leads to dramatic drop in ER visits and hospitalizations
6. 2010 AAAS Lifetime Mentor Award goes to Dr. Joel D. Oppenheim of New York University School of Medicine
7. Stress Fractures Hitting High School Athletes
8. Boston University School of Medicine professor co-authors first book on deaf ethnicity
9. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine grants $5 million to study cognitive disorders
10. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine postdoctoral fellows win awards
11. Help for Autism Dwindles After High School
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop a weight loss fitness plan ... fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, , ... They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their exercise program ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX ... Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over ... Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s ... setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those ... goal. , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 ... ... 12th International Conference and Scientific Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two ... Announcement of the grants came as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the ... Genome magazine’s Code Talker Award, an essay contest in which patients and their families ... to be presented at the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... and SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. , June 24, ... -based mobile pulmonary function testing company, is now able to perform ... developed by ndd Medical Technologies , Inc. ... in hospital-based labs.  Thanks to ndd,s EasyOne PRO ® , ARL ... can get any needed testing done in the comfort of her ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Arkis BioSciences, ... less invasive and more durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, ... funding.  The Series-A funding is led by Innova ... Fund, and other private investors.  Arkis, new financing ... instrumentation and the market release of its in-licensed ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Ill. , June 23, 2016  In a startling report ... are failing their residents by lacking a comprehensive, proven plan to ... a definitive ranking of how states are tackling the worst ... to only four states – Kentucky , ... Vermont . Of the 28 failing states, three ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: