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National Cancer Center has been proud to award grants to many fine research organizations. We know that a cure lies in research and we are committed to supporting as many research projects as we can.

NATIONAL CANCER CENTER  2018/2019 GRANTS
The NCC Scientific Advisory board meeting was held by teleconference on April 5, 2018.  The following post-doc fellowship grants and renewals were approved for 2018/2019:

AGRESSIVE CANCER PROJECT
Manoela Tiago dos Santos, Ph.D., Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Project titleBET inhibition to optimize BRAFi/MEKi therapy for mutant BRAF
$40,000

BREAST CANCER PROJECT
Polina Vaitsenfeld, Ph.D., The Rockefeller University, NY, NY 
Project titleEnhancing antibody-mediated immunity against tumor-associated carbohydrate antigens
$40,000

FIGHTING CHILDHOOD LEUKEMIA PROJECT
Darko Barisic, Ph.D.
Weill Medical College of Cornell Univ
Project title: Role of chromatin remodeling complex BAF in lymphomagenesis
$40,000

CHILDREN'S CANCER PROJECT
Yuanyuan Li, Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai
Project titleIRAK1 Kinase drives cell survival in response to ionizing radiation and defines a target to overcome intrinsic tumor radioresistance
$40,000

NATIONAL CANCER CENTER PROJECT
Yuanfan Yang, M.D., Duke Univ Medical Center, Durham, NC
Project title: Anti-tumor efficacy of EGFR-targeting immunotoxin in combination with CCNU or PD-L1 blockade in glioma mouse models

TOTAL 2018/2019 GRANTS: $200,000

RENEWALS:

AGRESSIVE CANCER PROJECT
Zhentao Yang, PhD., UCLA Division of Dermatology                                     
Project title: Immune evasion mechanisms during MAPK inhibitor therapy in melanoma
$42,000

Nishana Mayilaadumveettil, Ph.D., NYU School of Medicine 
Project title: Role of CTCF Mutations in Altering Nuclear Architecture and Gene Regulation in Cancer
42,000

CHILDREN'S CANCER PROJECT
Marie Menard, Ph.D., Univ of California, San Francisco 
Project title: Generation of a stem cell-based preclinical model for high-risk Neuroblastoma to test combinations of targeted therapies and immunotherapy
42,000

NATIONAL CANCER CENTER PROJECT
Vivian Chua, Ph.D., Thomas Jefferson University
Project titleImproving Therapeutic options for metastatic uveal melanoma
42,000

FIGHTING CHILDHEOOD LEUKEMIA PROJECT
Johannes Christian Hellmuth, Weill Cornell College of Cornell Univ
Project titleeRNA Processing by Integrator in Lymphoma Pathogenesis
42,000

BREAST CENCER PROJECT
Michael C. Brown, Ph.D., Duke University Medical Center
Project titleCancer Immunotherapy through intratumoral activation of recall responses
42,000

TOTAL 2018/2019 GRANTS RENEWALS: $252,000

ALL 2018/2019 GRANTS TOTAL: $452,000

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OUR PROGRAMS

Aggressive Cancer Research

The Aggressive Cancer Research program of NCC specializes in fundraising for colon cancer, ovarian cancer, and prostate cancer.

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The Breast Cancer Project

The Breast Cancer Project specifically funds grants focusing on breast cancer research and prevention. NCC created this program because breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women today (after lung cancer), and is the most common cancer among women, excluding non-melanoma skin cancers.

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Children's Cancer Project

The Children's Cancer Project of NCC provides funds for pediatric cancer research and community education.

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Fighting Childhood Leukemia

The Fighting Childhood Leukemia (FCL) program of NCC provides additional research funding for the single most common form of cancer in children, leukemia.  Childhood leukemias account for more than one-third of all new cases of childhood cancers.

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