Cancer Center Announcement

Case CCC American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant Pilot Awards

September 20, 2012

Congratulations to the recent recipients of the Case CCC American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant pilot awards:

  • Medhat Askar, MD, PhD: The Impact of MHC Class I Chain-Related Gene A (MICA) Donor-Recipient Mismatches and MICA-129 Polymorphism On Unrelated Donor Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplants (HSCT) for Hematological Malignancies
  • Paolo Caimi, MD: Finding new predictive and prognostic factors in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: High - resolution flow cytometry analysis of CLL samples from the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Randomized Clinical Trial E2997
  • Hannah Gilmore, MD: Ex vivo expansion of cancer stem cells (CSCs) in breast malignancies using mammospheres
  • Justin D. Lathia, PhD: Interrogating cell communication in the Glioblastoma cellular hierarchy
  • Mary M. Step, PhD: Feasibility of a Team Approach for Discussing Prognosis and Treatment Goals (T-PAT) During Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Ramon V. Tiu, MD: In-vitro and In-vivo effects of spliceosome inhibitors/ modulators, hypomethylating agents, growth factors and immunomodulatory agents in SF3B1 mutant primary bone marrow cells and in mouse models of Sf3b1
  • Jennifer Yu, MD, PhD: Hyperthermia Sensitizes Glioblastoma Initiating Cells to Radiation Via Downregulation of AKT

These funds are designed to provide seed money to support junior faculty members with an interest in cancer research who do not have national grant support of their own.