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:
Vivian Chua, Ph.D., Thomas Jefferson University
Project title Improving Therapeutic options for metastatic uveal melanoma
AGGRESSIVE CANCER PROJECT
Jin Qian, M.D., PhD., UCLA Division of Dermatology
Project title: Immune evasion mechanisms during MAPK inhibitor therapy in melanoma
Nishana Mayilaadumveettil, PhD., NYU School of Medicine
Project title: Role of CTCF Mutations in Altering Nuclear Architecture and Gene Regulation in Cancer
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
FIGHTING CHILDREN'S LEUKEMIA PROJECT
Johannes Christian Hellmuth, Weill Cornell College of Cornell Univ
Project title: eRNA Processing by Integrator in Lymphoma Pathogenesis
BREAST CANCER PROJECT
Michael C. Brown, Ph.D., Duke University
Project title: Cancer Immunotherapy through intratumoral activation of recall responses
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
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Aggressive Cancer Research
The Aggressive Cancer Research program of NCC specializes in fundraising for colon cancer, ovarian cancer, and prostate cancer.
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.
Children's Cancer Project
The Children's Cancer Project of NCC provides funds for pediatric cancer research and community education.
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.