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 Independent Research Funding Seed Grant Awardees

2012


Guan Chen, MD, PhD
Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
MCW Cancer Center Research Program: Cancer Cell Signaling and Metabolism
Regulation of Breast Cancer Hormone Sensitivity

Neil Hogg, PhD,
Assistant Dean, Professor
Department of Biophysics
MCW Cancer Center Research Program: Cancer Cell Signaling and Metabolism
Nitric Oxide: A Modulator of Bioenergetics in Breast Cancer

Jian Huang, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology
MCW Cancer Center Research Program: Cancer Cell Signaling and Metabolism
ER-α36 is a Valuable Biomarker for Predicting Trastuzumab Resistance and a Novel Therapeutic Target in HER2-positive Breast Cancer

Liang Wang, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology
MCW Cancer Center Research Program: Cancer Cell Signaling and Metabolism
Long Range Chromatin Interactions at Prostate Cancer Risk Loci

2011


Kathryn Bylow, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Use of B-Hydroxy-B-Methylbutyrate to Counteract Loss of Muscle Mass and Strength in Older Men with Recurrent Prostate Cancer Started on Androgen-deprivation Therapy

Christopher Chitambar, MD
Professor
Department of Medicine
Biomarkers for Chemotherapy-related Fatigue in Breast Cancer Patients

Michael Dwinell, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
CXCL12 Treatment as a Novel Therapeutic Paradigm for Breast Cancer

Albert Girotti, PhD
Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Upregulation of Cytoprotective Nitric Oxide in Photodynamic Therapy for Breast Cancer

Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD
Chairman and Professor
MCW Cancer Center Research Program: Cancer Cell Signaling and Metabolism
Department of Biophysics
Biomarkers for Chemotherapy-related Fatigue in Breast Cancer Patients


2010

Kasem Nithipatikom, PhD
Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
MCW Cancer Center Research Program: Angiogenesis, Metastasis and the Tumor Microenvironment
A Novel Signaling of CB1R in Prostate Cancer

Paula Traktman, PhD
Sr Associate Dean, Chairman, Professor
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
MCW Cancer Center Research Program: Cancer Cell Signaling and Metabolism
Defining the Impact of the Protein Kinase VRK1 on the Proliferation and Oncogenic Potential of Mammary Epithelial Cells

Andrew Chan, PhD
Professor
Department of Pediatrics
MCW Cancer Center Research Program: Cancer Cell Signaling and Metabolism
Mechanistic Insights into Breast Cancer Susceptibility and Treatment Resistance


2009

Guan Chen, MD, PhD,
Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
MCW Cancer Center Research Program: Cancer Cell Signaling and Metabolism
Estrogen and Vitamin D Receptor

Andrey Sorokin, PhD
Professor
Department of Medicine
MCW Cancer Center Research Program: Cancer Cell Signaling and Metabolism

Eicosanoids and Resistance of Prostate Cancer Cell

Carol Williams, PhD
Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
MCW Cancer Center Research Program: Cancer Cell Signaling and Metabolism


2008

Alan Bloom, PhD
Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
MCW Cancer Center Research Program: Cancer Imaging
Effects of Chemotherapy on Cognition and Brain Function in Breast Cancer Patients

Jill Gershan, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
MCW Cancer Center Research Program: Hematologic Malignancy and Transplantation
Cell Based Vaccines for Breast Cancer in the FVB/B (MMTV NEU) Mouse Model

Jong-In Park, PhD
Professor
Department of Biochemistry
MCW Cancer Center Research Program: Cancer Cell Signaling and Metabolism
Kinase Activity-Independent Signaling of ERK 1/2 in Prostate Cancer

Kathleen Schmainda, PhD
Professor
Department of Radiology
MCW Cancer Center Research Program: Cancer Imaging
Comprehensive Mechanistic Studies for Improving Breast Cancer Treatment


2007                    

Alonzo Walker, MD,
Sr Associate Dean, Professor
Department of Surgery
MCW Cancer Center Research Program: Experimental Therapeutics
Community Based Breast Cancer Education and Early Detection


2006

Carolyn Taylor, PhD
Professor
Department of Medicine
MCW Cancer Center Research Program: Hematology, Malignancies and Transplantation
T Cell Therapy to Decrease Morbidity and Mortality in Bone Marrow Transplant Patients
 

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