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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  2017/2018 GRANTS

The NCC Scientific Advisory board meeting was held by teleconference on April 4, 2017.  The following post-doc fellowship grants were approved for 2017/2018:

NCC PROJECT
Vivian Chua, Ph.D., Thomas Jefferson University 
Project title Improving Therapeutic options for metastatic uveal melanoma
$40,000

AGGRESSIVE CANCER PROJECT
Jin Qian, M.D., PhD., UCLA Division of Dermatology
Project title: Immune evasion mechanisms during MAPK inhibitor therapy in melanoma
$40,000.

Nishana Mayilaadumveettil, PhD., NYU School of Medicine
Project title: Role of CTCF Mutations in Altering Nuclear Architecture and Gene Regulation in Cancer
$40,000.

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
$40,000.

FIGHTING CHILDREN'S LEUKEMIA PROJECT
Johannes Christian Hellmuth, Weill Cornell College of Cornell Univ
Project title:  eRNA Processing by Integrator in Lymphoma Pathogenesis
$40,000.

BREAST CANCER PROJECT
Michael C. Brown, Ph.D., Duke University
Project title: Cancer Immunotherapy through intratumoral activation of recall responses
$40,000.

RENEWALS

Priscillia Lhoumaud, Ph.D.          
NCC PROJECT $40,000.
New York Univ Medical Center, NY
Project title:  Translocations and Their Widespread Impact on Gene Regulation

Wei-Chien Yuan, Ph.D.                
CHILDREN'S CANCER PROJECT $40,000.
Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston MA                                                          
Project title:  In Vivo Systematic Characterization of Hippe-YAP Oncogenic Targets

Shuxi Qiao, Ph.D.
NCC PROJECT $40,000.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Project title: Dynamix redox regulation in Ras-driven tumorigenesis

Gabriele Varano, Ph.D.
AGGRESSIVE CANCER PROJECT $40,000.
Icahn School of Medicine, Mt Sinai, NY
Project title: Cellular determinants of genetic heterogeneity during MYC-driven B cell lymphomagenesis

Total: $408,000

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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 and research and prevention.  The program was by NCC created because breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths 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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