Steve Rosenberg

Steve Rosenberg receives 2019 Nathan Davis Award and Steinman Award

Jan 11, 2019

Steve Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of the Surgery Branch, has received the American Medical Association’s 2019 Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service and The American Association of Immunologists’ 2019 Steinman Award for Human Immunology Research. The Nathan Davis Award recognizes individuals who promoted the art and science of medicine via government service and demonstrated outstanding leadership in his/her field. The Steinman Award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the understanding of immune processes underlying human disease pathogenesis, prevention or therapy.  Read more...

Steve Rosenberg receives 2019 Nathan Davis Award and Steinman Award
Stephen Katz

In Memoriam: Stephen Katz, M.D., Ph.D.

Dec 21, 2018

Stephen Katz, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases and former Senior Investigator in the Dermatology Branch at the Center for Cancer Research, died suddenly on December 20, 2018, at the age of 77. Dr. Katz served as a senior investigator in the Dermatology Branch from 1974-2014 and became acting chief in 1977. In 1980, he became chief of the branch, a position he held until 2002. “Steve had extraordinary abilities in research, administration and training,” said NCI Deputy Director Doug Lowy, M.D. “For example, he made the Dermatology Branch the place to come for training in dermatology research and was responsible for training many American and foreign leaders in the field.” Read more...

In Memoriam: Stephen Katz, M.D., Ph.D.
Steve Rosenberg

Steve Rosenberg featured in National Geographic article on personalized medicine

Dec 20, 2018

Steve Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of the Surgery Branch, was recently featured in a National Geographic article on how personalized medicine is transforming health care. The article highlights Judy Perkins, a metastatic breast cancer patient who was successfully treated with an experimental immunotherapy by Dr. Rosenberg.   Read more...

Steve Rosenberg featured in National Geographic article on personalized medicine
Ken Kraemer

Ken Kraemer discusses xeroderman pigmentosum with various media outlets

Dec 19, 2018

Kenneth Kraemer, M.D., Senior Investigator in the Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics, has been featured by several media outlets discussing xeroderma pigmentosum (XP), a very rare skin disorder that makes a person highly sensitive to sunlight and prone to developing skin cancers. Dr. Kraemer provided some background on the dangers of living with XP for a Russia Today documentary and discussed the use of three large databases to estimate the prevalence of defective DNA repair variants in the United States with MedicalResearch.com. Read more...

Ken Kraemer discusses xeroderman pigmentosum with various media outlets
Valery Bliskovsky

In Memoriam: Valery Bliskovsky, Ph.D.

Nov 28, 2018

CCR mourns the loss of Valery Bliskovsky, Ph.D., a pioneer in genomics technologies and staff scientist in the CCR Genomics Core, who died on November 13. Dr. Bliskovsky began his NIH career in 1994 as a visiting fellow in the Laboratory of Biological Chemistry at the NCI. In 1996, he moved to the Laboratory of Genetics under Beverly Mock, Ph.D., which later became a part of the Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics (LCBG). In 2012, Dr. Bliskovsky joined the CCR Genomics Core to implement advanced genomic technologies, such as the first Illumina Next-Generation Sequencing platform and digital droplet ddPCR. His deep knowledge about emerging genomic technologies and his enthusiasm to enable CCR investigators to apply these to their research made him invaluable to the CCR and the wider NIH scientific community. As a collaborator remarked: “Val’s presence filled a room. He had a big personality, a love for life and a huge heart.” Read more...

In Memoriam: Valery Bliskovsky, Ph.D.
Steven Rosenberg

Steven Rosenberg featured in The Wall Street Journal

Nov 14, 2018

Steve Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of the Surgery Branch, was featured in an article in The Wall Street Journal discussing immunotherapy. The article primarily focuses on the history and future of immunotherapy and discusses Dr. Rosenberg’s role in the discovery and pursuit of immunotherapy as a cancer treatment.   Read more...

Steven Rosenberg featured in The Wall Street Journal
Vanja Lazarevic

NICHD press release features new paper from CCR investigator Vanja Lazarevic

Nov 2, 2018

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development recently issued a press release on a new collaborative paper with Vanja Lazarevic, Ph.D., Investigator in the Experimental Immunology Branch, and others from institutes across NIH. The paper, “Regulation of myelin structure and conduction velocity by perinodal astrocytes,” suggests that astrocytes play an important role in how the brain processes information.  Read more...

NICHD press release features new paper from CCR investigator Vanja Lazarevic
Christopher Kanakry, M.D.

Christopher Kanakry appointed as an NIH Lasker Scholar Tenure Track Investigator

Oct 26, 2018

Christopher Kanakry, M.D., has been appointed as an NIH Lasker Scholar Tenure Track Investigator in the Experimental Transplantation and Immunology Branch. Dr. Kanakry pursues basic, translational, and clinical research related to allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. His work largely centers on better understanding and developing the use of post-transplantation cyclophosphamide as graft-versus-host disease prophylaxis. Read more...

Christopher Kanakry appointed as an NIH Lasker Scholar Tenure Track Investigator
Jack Shern, M.D.

Jack Shern appointed as an NIH Lasker Scholar Tenure Track Investigator

Oct 26, 2018

Jack Shern, M.D., has been appointed as an NIH Lasker Scholar Tenure Track Investigator in the Pediatric Oncology Branch. Dr. Shern previously served as an Assistant Clinical Investigator in CCR's Clinical Investigator Development Program. Dr. Shern's research focuses on defining and developing precision therapies targeting the genetic mutations that drive tumorigenesis. Read more...

Jack Shern appointed as an NIH Lasker Scholar Tenure Track Investigator
Chongyi Chen, Ph.D.

Chongyi Chen appointed as Stadtman Tenure Track Investigator

Oct 5, 2018

Chongyi Chen, Ph.D., has joined the Laboratory of  Biochemistry and Molecular Biology as a Stadtman Tenure Track Investigator. Dr. Chen joins us from Harvard University. His research focuses on the interface between DNA sequence, chromosome organization and gene expression in both bulk samples and single cells from a genome-wide perspective. Read more...

Chongyi Chen appointed as Stadtman Tenure Track Investigator

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