LRCP Awardees Fall 2018 Catalyst Grants for Translational Cancer Research

Congratulations to Awardees of the 2018 Fall Catalyst Grant Competition

Dr. Alison Allan, Co-Applicant: Mr. Stephen Hearn
Influence of breast cancer-derived exosomes on pre-metastatic priming of lung stroma
Amount Funded: $25,000 (Translational Breast Cancer Research focus)

Dr. Muriel Brackstone, Co-Applicants: Drs. Saman Maleki, Michael Lock, Alison Allan, Stewart Gaede
Evaluating impact of preoperative radiation dosage and fractionation on serial immune priming markers in breast cancer
Amount Funded: $29,362 (Division of Surgical Oncology Award)

Dr. Fred Dick
Systemic evaluation of genes required for ovarian cancer cell dormancy and survival
Amount Funded: $25,000 (Translational Ovarian Cancer Research focus)

Dr. Matthew Hebb, Co-Applicants: Drs. John Ronald, Terry Peters, Robert Bartha, Susanne Schmid, Eugene Wong
Evaluating advanced IMT systems in patient-derived glioblastoma organoids and xenografts
Amount Funded: $25,000 (Keith Samitt Translational Research Grant)

Dr. Jim Koropatnick, Co-Applicants: Drs. Ross Feldman, Rob Gros, Nick Power
Aldosterone-mediated GPER/MR signaling in prostate cancer: can therapeutic reduction of aldosterone and its effects reduce metastasis and progression to treatment resistance?
Amount Funded: $25,000 (Translational Prostate Cancer Research focus)

Dr. Shawn Li, Co-Applicant: Dr. Qi Zhang
Novel biomarkers for predicting breast cancer metastasis potential
Amount Funded: $25,000 (Translational Breast Cancer Research focus)

Dr. Richard Malthaner, Co-Applicants: Drs. Robin Ralph-Edwards, Michael Naish, Rajni Patel
Evaluation of the Young's Elastic Modulus of human lung cancers
Amount Funded: $18,876 (Division of Surgical Oncology Award)

Dr. Anthony Nichols, Co-Applicant: Dr. Sumit Agrawal
Intratympanic N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) injections for prevention of cisplatin-induced ototoxicity in head and neck cancer patients: Double-blinded phase II randomized controlled trial
Amount Funded: $30,000 (Division of Surgical Oncology Award)

Dr. Christopher Pin
Role of ATF3 in pancreatic cancer
Amount Funded: $25,000 (Keith Samitt Translational Research Grant)

Dr. Eugene Wong, Co-Applicants: Drs.  Alison Allan, Tamie Poepping, Geoffrey Pickering
Toward modeling breast cancer metastases in microfluidic devices
Amount Funded: $25,000 (Keith Samitt Translational Research Grant)

Congratulations and well done!

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

Glenn Bauman, MD, Chair/Chief
Department of Oncology

Gabriel DiMattia, PhD, Interim Director
Cancer Research Laboratory Program