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2009 Developmental Cancer
Research Award recipients named

2008 Award Recipients

Twenty-one individuals received development grants for their translational (more) and population science research (more).

The Stanford Cancer Center is pleased to announce the names of the 2009 Developmental Cancer Research Award recipients in Translational Research and Population Sciences Research.

Through this Seed Grant Program, the Stanford Cancer Center seeks to stimulate the development of high-quality, multidisciplinary translational cancer research with direct application to cancer diagnosis, treatment or care. To learn more about the Stanford Cancer Center's Seed Grant Program, see our white paper at:

2009 Developmental Awards in Translational Research

24 Applicants, 11 awardees, $550,000 total awards funded

Jennifer Cochran, PhD
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
Engineered Knottin Proteins as Integrin-targeted Chemotherapy Delivery Agents

Jason Gotlib, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Hematology
Mutation of an Inhibitory Adaptor Protein as a Novel Genetic Mechanism in JAK2 V617F-Negative Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Lauren Harshman, MD
Instructor, Oncology
Validation of Proposed Molecular Pathways That Influence Chemo-resistance in Locally Advanced Urothelial Carcinoma

Andrei Iagaru, MD
Instructor, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
F18 FDG PET/CT and F18 FPPRGD2 PET/CT for Evaluation of Response to
Antiangiogenesis Therapy in Breast Cancer

Susan Knox, PhD
Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology
In Situ Vaccination with Radiation and Immunotherapy to Treat Metastatic GI Cancers

Calvin Kuo, MD
Associate Professor
Functional Screening of Putative Colon Cancer Oncogenes

Samuel So, MD
Professor, Surgery
A Multiplex Biomarker Panel for the Diagnosis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Sandy Srinivas, MD
Associate Professor, Oncology
A Phase I Study Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of Sodium Selenite in Combination with Docetaxel in Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer

Shan Wang, PhD
Professor, Engineering
Isolation of Magnetically Labeled Cancer Cells Using a Micro-fabricated Magnetic Sifter

Wen-Kai Weng, MD
Assistant Professor
Non-myeloablative Allogeneic Transplantation in Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma

John Sunwoo, MD
Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck
Development of a Clinical Tool to Assess Cancer Stem Cells in Head and Neck Cancer


2009 Developmental Awards in Population Sciences Research

11 Applicants, 6 Awardees, $300,000 total awards funded

Matthew Kohrman, PhD
Assistant Professor, Anthropology/ Humanities and Sciences
Could Graphic Warning Labels Reduce Cigarette Demand in China?

Ginna Laport, MD
Associate Professor, Blood Marrow Transplantation
Social Adaptation in Patients with Lymphoma After Autologous Hematopoietic
Stem Cell Transplantation

 Peggy Reynolds, PhD
Sr. Research Scientist, NCCC
Cancers and Birth Defects: Exploring the Connection in Adolescents and Young Adults

Nelson Teng, MD, PhD
Associate Professor & Director, Gynecology
Overcoming Obstacles to Clinical Trial Enrollment Through a Navigator Program

Alice Whittemore, PhD 
Professor, Epidemiology
Development and Validation of an Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment Tool

 Weiva Sieh, MD, PhD 
Assistant Professor, Health Research and Policy, Epidemiology
Feasibility of Determining Ovarian Cancer Progression By Electronic Medical
Records Versus Chart Review

For questions regarding the Developmental Cancer Research Awards, contact
the Stanford Cancer Center at (650) 724-9547.

Posted 09/24/09

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