JANUARY 14, 2021
Grants Awarded

Extramurally funded research grants awarded to Rogel Cancer Center members

Program Key:
CB - Cancer Biology; CG - Cancer Genetics; CHI - Cancer Hematopoiesis and Immunology; DT - Developmental Therapeutics; HBO - Health Behavior and Outcomes; CEP - Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention; TACR - Translational and Clinical Research
In the spotlight
From Developmental Therapeutics
The Department of Defense awarded Greg Thurber, Ph.D., a $1.3M Breast Cancer Research Program Breakthrough Award for “Achieving Durable Responses through Protein Engineering of Immunostimulatory Antibody Drug Conjugates”
Greg Thurber, Ph.D.
From Cancer Biology, Cancer Genetics, Translational and Clinical Research
The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) awarded Arul Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D., Marcin Cieslik, Ph.D., Ulka Vaishampayan, M.B.B.S., and Lanbo Xiao, Ph.D. a $1M Movember Foundation-PCF Challenge Award for “Targeting transcriptional addiction in prostate cancer by impeding neo-enhancer accessibility.”
Other $100K+ Extramural Grants Awarded in December

Kyle Cuneo, M.D.: R01 SubK [Lead PI: Issam El Naqa (Moffitt Cancer Center)] ($785K) “Optimal Decision Making in Radiotherapy Using Panomics Analytics” (TACR)

Alexander Tsodikov, Ph.D., Ruth Etzioni, Ph.D. (Contact PI, Washington-FredHutch), Nora Pashayan, Ph.D. (University College London),
and Dimitris Rizopoulos, Ph.D. (Erasmus University Rotterdam): R01 “Modeling Precision Interventions for Prostate Cancer Control” (CEP)

Other NIH

Alan Boyle, Ph.D., and Ryan Mills, Ph.D.: NHGRI R21 ($395K) “New technologies for accurate capture and sequencing of repeat-associated regions” (CG)

Scott Roberts, Ph.D., and Charles Lee, Ph.D. (The Jackson Library): NHGRI R01 “Ethical, Legal, Social, and Policy Implications of Workplace Genomic Testing” (HBO)

Other External

Jeffrey Tosoian, M.D. (mentor: Arul Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D.): $225K Young Investigator Award from the Prostate Cancer Foundation for “Development, Validation, and Clinical Characterization of a Urinary Test for Aggressive Prostate Cancer” (CG)

Adam Courtney, Ph.D.: $158K from the Elsa U. Pardee Foundation for “Development of novel T cell activators for cancer immunotherapy” (CHI)
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