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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.


NCC Scientific Advisory board meeting was held by teleconference on April 28, 2015. The following post-doc grants were approved for 2015/2016:

Aggressive Cancer Research Project:

Elaine Bich Than, Ph.D. $40,000.
Weill Medical College of Cornell University, NY

Project title: The role of the microbiome and butyrate in CpG Island Methylator Phenotype colorectal cancer

Breast Cancer Project:

Laura Saucedo-Cuevas, Ph.D. $40,000.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai, NY

Project title: Novel Targeted Therapy of Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Fighting Children’s Leukemia Project:

Shelly L. Rozen, Ph.D., $40,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute .

Project title: The Oncogene SET intersects the FLT3-C/EBPalpha Axis in Granulopoiesis and Leukemia

Total: $120,000.


NCC Scientific Advisory board meeting was held by teleconference on April 28, 2015. The following post-doc renewal grants were approved for 2015/2016:


Children’s Cancer Project:

Liying Chen, Ph.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute $42,000.
Project title: The Role of ZEpigenetic Modifier EZH2 in MYCN-amplified Neuroblastoma

Pei-Chi Wei, Boston Children’s Hospital $42,000.
Project Title: Investigate the contribution of DNA double strand breaks to recurrent genomic alterations in medulloblastomas

Fighting Children’s Leukemia Project:

Jeevisha Bajaj, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine $42,000.
Project Title: The Role of CD98hc In Acute Myeloid Leukemia

NCC Project:

James Dowdle, Ohio State University Medical Center $42,000.
Project title: The Molecular Basis for Variable Penetrance in Bb Mutant Cancer

Praveen Agrawal, Ph.D., NYU Medical Center $42,000.
Project title: Understanding the Role of Glycosylation in Melanoma and Tropism of Melanoma Metastasis

Total: $210,000.


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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