London Regional Cancer Program

Fall 2017 Catalyst Grants for Translational Research Competition Awardees

Please join me in congratulating the successful applicants:

Dr. Samuel Asfaha
Title: Stem cell markers in metastasis.
Amount Funded: $25,000 (Translational Metastasis Cancer Research focus)

Dr. Muriel Brackstone
Title: Oncoplastic breast cancer surgery in Ontario.
Amount Funded: $30,000 (Division of Surgical Oncology Award)

Dr. Rodney DeKoter
Title: Identification and characterization of driver mutations in precursor B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Amount Funded: $22,500 (Translational Leukemia Cancer Research focus)

Dr. Jonathan Izawa
Co-Applicants: Drs. Bekim Sadikovic, Khalil Hetou, Erfan Aref-Esghgi

Title: Development of diagnostic and prognostic epigenomic tools in prostate cancer.
Amount Funded: $25,000 (Translational Prostate Cancer Research focus)

Dr. Richard Kim
Title: Personalizing aromatase inhibitor therapy for breast cancer patients.
Amount Funded: $24,982.50 (Translational Breast Cancer Research focus)

Dr. Peeyush Lala
Co-Applicants: Drs. Ted Vandenberg, David Hess

Title: Validation of EP4 as a therapeutic target in triple negative human breast cancer.
Amount Funded: $25,000 (Translational Breast Cancer Research focus)

Dr. Len Luyt
Co-Applicant: Dr. Eva Turley

Title: The development of drugs interfering with RHAMM-hyaluronan interactions as a novel targeted therapy for aggressive prostate cancer.
Amount Funded: $25,000 (Translational Prostate Cancer Research focus)

Dr. Danielle MacNeil
Co-Applicants:  Dr. Amit Garg, Anthony Nichols, Kevin Fung, John Yoo

Title: Geographic disparities head and neck cancer.
Amount Funded: $29,468 (Division of Surgical Oncology Award)

Dr. Anthony Nichols
Co-Applicant: Dr. Shawn Li

Title: Informing targeted therapy and immune therapy for HNSCC by functional proteomics.
Amount Funded: $30,000 (Division of Surgical Oncology Award)

Dr. Trevor Shepherd
 Co-Applicant: Dr. James Petrik

Title: Evaluation of dysregulated Mevalonate pathway activity in mutant p53 precursor lesions of ovarian high-grade serous cancer.
Amount Funded: $25,000 (Translational Ovarian Cancer Research focus)

Congratulations and well done!

Joe Mymryk, PhD
Chair, Grant Review Panel
LRCP Catalyst Grants for Translational Cancer Research and Training