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Clinical trial studies immunotherapy and radiation for pancreatic cancer

Fewer than 10 percent of people with pancreatic cancer can have surgery, which offers the best chance of a cure. Udo Rudloff, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Investigator in the Pediatric Oncology Branch, is leading a study testing a combination of immunotherapy and radiation for people with advanced pancreatic cancer to shrink tumors and make surgery possible. Read more...

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Howard A. Young receives 2021 ICIS Mentorship Award

Jun 15, 2021

Howard A. Young, Ph.D., Senior Investigator in the Laboratory of Cancer Immunometabolism, is the first recipient of the newly established International Cytokine & Interferon Society (ICIS) Mentorship Award. This award recognizes ICIS members who have made significant and sustained contributions to the career development of trainees and to the profession through outstanding mentoring. Read more...

Anu Ajao

CCR postbaccalaureate fellow awarded Fulbright to study cancer disparities in Nigeria

Jun 9, 2021

Anu Ajao is a CCR postbaccalaureate fellow who recently received a Fulbright Research Award to study personal care products and breast cancer risk in Nigerian women. In our Q&A, Anu discusses her fellowship experience as a mentee of Stefan Ambs, Ph.D., M.P.H., Senior Investigator in the Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis, and the cancer health disparities research she will conduct this fall in Nigeria. Read more...

Jennifer N. Brudno, Lekha Mikkilineni and Stephanie L Goff

A conversation with CCR immunotherapy experts

Jun 4, 2021

June is Immunotherapy Awareness Month. We asked members of the Surgery Branch about their work with immunotherapy as they continue to make important advances in this growing field. Read more...

Vassiliki Saloura

Vassiliki Saloura receives 2021 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Career Development Award

May 27, 2021

Vassiliki Saloura, M.D., Ph.D., Physician-Scientist Early Investigator in the Thoracic and GI Malignancies Branch, is a recipient of the 2021 Career Development Award from Conquer Cancer, the American Society of Clinical Oncology Foundation. This award provides research funding to clinical investigators who have received their initial faculty appointment as they work to establish an independent clinical cancer research program. Read more...

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CCR fellow receives 2021 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Young Investigator Award

May 27, 2021

Nobuyuki Takahashi, M.D., an NIH Hematology Oncology fellow, is a recipient of the 2021 Young Investigator Award from Conquer Cancer, the American Society of Clinical Oncology Foundation. This award provides funding to promising investigators to encourage and promote quality research in clinical oncology. The purpose of this grant is to fund physicians during the transition from a fellowship program to a faculty appointment. Read more...

William D. Figg

William Figg receives 2021 ACCP Distinguished Investigator Award

May 24, 2021

William Douglas Figg Sr., Pharm.D., Deputy Chief of the Genitourinary Malignancies Branch, received the 2021 American College of Clinical Pharmacology Distinguished Investigator Award. This award recognizes superior scientific expertise and accomplishments by a senior investigator, usually involving a distinct area of research in basic or clinical pharmacology for which the individual is internationally known. Read more...

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AACR Annual Meeting - Session II

May 12, 2021

A number of CCR scientists will present their research at the AACR Annual Meeting. The virtual session II takes place May 17-21, 2021.  Read more...

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Live-cell imaging reveals variability in RNA processing

May 11, 2021

Real-time imaging of messenger RNA synthesis from hundreds of human genes reveals surprising variability in the way cells’ splicing machinery processes these molecules. Read more...

Dr. Elaine Jaffe

Elaine S. Jaffe to receive 2022 Gold-Headed Cane Award from the American Society for Investigative Pathology

May 5, 2021

Elaine S. Jaffe, M.D., NIH Distinguished Investigator in the Laboratory of Pathology, has been selected to receive the 2022 American Society for Investigative Pathology Gold-Headed Cane Award. This award recognizes significant long-term contributions to the field of pathology, including meritorious research, outstanding teaching, general excellence in the discipline and demonstrated leadership in the field. Read more...

Steve Rosenberg

Steven A. Rosenberg named 2021 Dan David Prize laureate

May 4, 2021

Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of the Surgery Branch, is a recipient of the internationally renowned Dan David Prize, which honors individuals and organizations for outstanding contributions that expand knowledge of the past, enrich society in the present and promise to improve the future. Rosenberg is recognized in the “future” category for his contributions to molecular medicine, including his landmark discoveries leading to the first cancer immunotherapies and for his ongoing efforts to develop immunotherapy for solid tumors. He is one of three “future” category prize recipients and will be honored May 9, 2021, during a virtual ceremony. Read more...