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The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation awards more than $3.1 million in grants
Date:6/30/2011

NEW YORK This year, the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation awarded individual grants to six new researchers in addition to funding 18 collaborative grants and three ongoing individual grants. The Foundation expanded its scientific grants program to a total of more than $3.1 million.

"Scientists are moving new discoveries on how to reprogram the abnormal function of enzymes and genes into therapies to eradicate cancer stem cells," said Samuel Waxman, M.D., the Founder and Scientific Director of the SWCRF. "We hope you will be as excited as the members of Scientific Advisory Board who recommended these projects because they represent the best in cancer research."

The 2011-2012 collaborative research grant recipients are:

  • Julio A. Aguirre-Ghiso, Ph.D., Eduardo F. Farias, Ph.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine: Regulation of Disseminated Tumor Cell Fate by RARb and NR2F1 Signaling

  • Robert Casero, Ph.D., Stephen Baylin, M.D., Cynthia Zahnow, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University: DNA Hypermethylation Module for Stemness in Cancer

  • Anthony Capobianco, Ph.D., Alexander MacKerell, Ph.D., University of Miami; University of Maryland: Exploitation of the Notch Pathway to Develop Novel Anti-Cancer Therapeutic

  • Ronald M. Evans, Ph.D., Reuben Shaw, Ph.D., Salk Institute for Biomedical Studies: Molecular Mechanisms and the Role of Inflammation in Diet-Induced Intestinal Cancer

  • Paul Fisher, M.Ph., Ph.D., Devanand Sarkar, MBBS, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University: LSF as Oncogene and Target for Therapies in Hepatocellular Carcinoma

  • Doris Germain, Ph.D., Samuel Waxman, M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine: Proving the Activation of the Cyclin D1-STAT3 Network as a Biomarker of Response to Endocrine Therapy of Breast Cancer

  • Alan Friedman, M.D., Albert Baldwin, Jr., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: Inducing Apoptosis in Cancer
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Contact: Jenny Song
jsong@waxmancancer.org
212-867-4502
Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation
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