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2012 Cancer Grant Recipients

Jacob Berlin, Ph.D., City of Hope
Title of Project: Stem Cell-Mediated Targeted Therapy for Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Rolf A. Brekken, Ph.D., UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
Title of Project: ALK as a driver of breast cancer metastasis

Alfred I.J. Bothwell, Ph.D., Yale University
Title of Project: Modeling of Human Immune System Interaction with Breast Tumors and Treatments in Mice

Eric C. Chang, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine
Title of Project: N-Ras as a key regulator and potential treatment target for basal-like breast cancer

Gerald R. Crabtree, Ph.D., Stanford University
Title of Project: Targeting Ovarian Cancer via Cooperative Oncogene Interactions

Paloma H. Giangrande, Ph.D., University of Iowa
Title of Project: Multifunctional RNA-based Reagents for the Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

Andrew K. Godwin, Ph.D., University of Kansas Medical Center
Title of Project: High-Throughput Microfluidic Exosome Profiling Platform for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer

William Hahn, Ph.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard
Title of Project: Genomic Characterization of Brain Metastases from Breast Cancer

David Sherr, Ph.D., Boston University Medical Center
Title of Project: A Novel AhR-Targeted Therapeutic for Triple Negative and Chemo-Resistant Breast Cancers

Barry Sleckman, Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine
Title of Project: Identification of Novel DNA double strand break repair targeting therapeutics for the treatment of breast cancer

LuZhe Sun, Ph.D., UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
Title of Project: Bisphenol A and Breast Cancer – Effect on Mammary Stem Cell and its Niche

John J. Turchi, Ph.D., Indiana University
Title of Project: Rational, biology-based combination therapy for the treatment of ovarian cancer

Deric Wheeler, Ph.D., Wisconsin Institute for Medical Research
Title of Project: Targeting Nuclear EGFR: Strategies for improving cetuximab therapy in triple-negative breast cancer







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