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Christian Hinrichs and Steve Rosenberg receive Federal Laboratory Consortium award

Mar 3, 2020

Christian Hinrichs, M.D., Investigator in the Experimental Transplantation and Immunotherapy Branch, and Steve Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of the Surgery Branch, received an award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) for their project, “New, First-in-class Immunotherapy for Treatment of Recurrent, Metastatic Cervical Cancer.” This award recognizes employees of FLC member laboratories and non-laboratory staff who have accomplished outstanding work in the process of transferring federally developed technology. Read more...

Udo Rudloff

Udo Rudloff and team develop potential new type of immunotherapy

Mar 2, 2020

New research led by Udo Rudloff, M.D., Ph.D., Investigator in the Pediatric Oncology Branch, describes a potential new type of immunotherapy that applies across many types of cancer. The findings were reported in Science Translational Medicine and showed this approach has potential for treating other diseases as well. This work was featured in a recent press release from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. Read more...

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Jennifer Brudno and James Kochenderfer discuss reduced side effects of remodeled CAR T-cell therapy

Feb 20, 2020

Jennifer Brudno, M.D., Assistant Research Physician, and James Kochenderfer, M.D., Investigator, both of the Surgery Branch, discussed their ongoing work to remodel CAR T cells to create a safer, more effective therapy in a recent Cancer Currents blog post. They share that since they tweaked the design of their original CAR T cells, the new therapy caused far fewer neurologic side effects than the original therapy did in an earlier trial but was equally effective.  Read more...

James Kochenderfer

James N. Kochenderfer receives Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Award

Feb 3, 2020

James N. Kochenderfer, M.D., Investigator in the Surgery Branch, has been named a Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Awardee by the Clinical Research Forum. Dr. Kochenderfer received the award for “Development of CAR T-Cell Therapy for Myeloma.” Read more...

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Jay Berzofsky and Hoyoung Maeng discuss new vaccine to help men with prostate cancer

Jan 7, 2020

Jay Berzofsky, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of the Vaccine Branch, and Hoyoung Maeng, M.D., Assistant Research Physician in the Vaccine Branch, recently discussed their ongoing work to design and develop vaccines and immunotherapy for cancer prevention and treatment with Cancer Therapy Advisor. They share how they are testing a vaccine that may one day delay the need to use androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in prostate cancer patients.  Read more...

Chris Buck

Christopher Buck recently featured in Nature Index article

Dec 12, 2019

Christopher Buck, Ph.D., Senior Investigator in the Laboratory of Cellular Oncology, was recently featured in a Nature Index article where he discussed US-China scientific relations and how collaboration between the two remains strong.  Read more...

Ronald Gress

Ronald Gress discusses therapeutic potential of supercentinarian immune cells

Dec 12, 2019

Ronald Gress, M.D., Chief of the Experimental Transplantation and Immunotherapy Branch, was recently featured in a Forbes article about a unique feature of the immune system of supercentenarians—an increased frequency of certain subset of CD4 T-cells that could play a role in the longevity of these individuals. Dr. Gress discussed several important questions that must be investigated to understand the therapeutic potential of these T-cells. Read more...

Martha Zeiger

Martha Zeiger elected President of the American Thyroid Association

Dec 11, 2019

Martha Zeiger, M.D., Head of the Surgical Oncology Program, was recently elected President of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) and received the association’s 2019 Lewis E. Braverman Distinguished Award. The award is presented annually to an individual who demonstrates excellence and passion for mentoring fellows, students and junior faculty, has a long history of productive thyroid research and is devoted to the ATA. Read more...

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Newest Lasker Scholars Nirali Shah and David Takeda featured in Intramural Research Program blog

Dec 11, 2019

Nirali Shah, M.D., M.H.Sc., Investigator in the Pediatric Oncology Branch, and David Takeda, M.D., Ph.D., Investigator in the Laboratory of Genitourinary Cancer Pathogenesis, are two of the five physician-scientists selected as the 2019 class of Lasker Clinical Research Scholars. In a recent Intramural Research Program blog, they discuss their research and how the resources at NCI and NIH have helped support their goals.  Read more...

Jonathan Hernandez

Jonathan Hernandez named one of Washington, D.C.’s best doctors

Dec 6, 2019

Jonathan Hernandez, M.D., Investigator in the Surgical Oncology Program, has been selected as one of Washington, D.C.’s 2019 top doctors by The Washingtonian. Top Doctors are selected by nearly 13,000 doctors in D.C., Maryland and Virginia who name a colleague they would recommend in a variety of specialties. Read more...