Barry O'Keefe

Barry O’Keefe featured in ShareAmerica article

Sep 19, 2018

Barry O’Keefe, Ph.D., Acting Chief of the Molecular Targets Program and Chief of the Natural Products Branch of the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, was featured in a ShareAmerica article. Dr. O’Keefe, along with an international team of scientists, worked together to figure out how to combine three HIV-blocking proteins into ordinary seeds of rice that could be turned into an ointment to prevent HIV infections. In the article, Dr. O’Keefe discusses natural products, particularly a powerful protein in marine red algae from New Zealand that he first showed in 2005 could work to kill HIV-related microbes. Read more...

Barry O’Keefe featured in ShareAmerica article
Nirali Shah

Nirali Shah featured on follow-up NPR “Shots” blog post

Sep 17, 2018

Nirali N. Shah, M.D., MHSc, Associate Research Physician in the Pediatric Oncology Branch, was recently featured in a follow-up story to a previous NPR “Shots” blog post. The post follows Aaron, a 20-year-old man from Lucedale, Mississippi, in an early-stage CAR-T clinical trial. This post revealed how Aaron responded to his latest round of treatment.  Read more...

Nirali Shah featured on follow-up NPR “Shots” blog post
Elaine Jaffe

Elaine Jaffe to give Paulette Shirey Pritchett Endowed Lecture in Pathlogy

Sep 10, 2018

Elaine S. Jaffe, M.D., Senior Investigator in the Laboratory of Pathology, will be giving the Paulette Shriey Pritchett Endowed Lecture in Pathology at the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) on September 17. This endowed lecture series is named in honor of Dr. Paulette Shirey Pritchett, a highly respected member of the UAB Pathology Department who unexpectedly passed away on August 4, 1984. Read more...

Elaine Jaffe to give Paulette Shirey Pritchett Endowed Lecture in Pathlogy
prostate cancer foundation

CCR researchers receive Prostate Cancer Foundation’s 2018 Young Investigator Awards

Aug 29, 2018

Jennifer Clare Jones, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Research Physician in the Vaccine Branch, and Scott Wilkinson, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Genitourinary Cancer Pathogenesis, are recipients of the Prostate Cancer Foundation's 2018 Young Investigator Awards. The award recognizes investigators who “demonstrate significant promise for having a long-term and impactful career in the prostate cancer research field”. Read more...

CCR researchers receive Prostate Cancer Foundation’s 2018 Young Investigator Awards
Steve Rosenberg

Steve Rosenberg featured in STAT article

Aug 20, 2018

Steve Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of the Surgery Branch, has recently been featured in a STAT article. In the article, Dr. Rosenberg discusses tumor infiltrating lymphcytes (TILs), an immunotherapy comprised of a mix of cells, that target different tumor antigens. He is a pioneer of TIL therapy and has been continuing to improve it over the last 20 years.  Read more...

Steve Rosenberg featured in STAT article
Nirali Shah

Nirali Shah featured on NPR “Shots” blog

Aug 16, 2018

Nirali N. Shah, M.D., Associate Research Physician in the Pediatric Oncology Branch,was recently featured in NPR’s “Shots” blog. In the post, Dr. Shah discusses CAR-T therapies, specifically an experimental version designed to reduce the risk of recurrence. Dr. Shah and her team are modifying patients’ own immune cells to recognize and attack two targets in leukemia cells instead of one in hopes of reducing the risk of relapse. Read more...

Nirali Shah featured on NPR “Shots” blog
Steve Rosenberg

Steve Rosenberg receives 2018 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research

Aug 15, 2018

Steve Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of the Surgery Branch, will receive the 2018 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research for his pioneering role in the development of immunotherapy to treat cancer. The annual award recognizes “those who have altered the course of medical research.” He will share the honor with fellow immunotherapy researchers James P. Allison, Ph.D., and Carl H. June, M.D. The prize will be awarded during a celebration on September 26 in Albany, New York.  Read more...

Steve Rosenberg receives 2018 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research
John Schiller

John Schiller discusses HPV on iBiology video

Jul 31, 2018

John Schiller, Ph.D., Deputy Chief of the Laboratory of Cellular Oncology and NIH Distinguished Investigator, is featured in a video on the iBiology website. In the video, Dr. Schiller provides an overview of human papillomavirus (HPV) virus and infection, a comparision of the three FDA-approved vaccines against HPV and explains the endpoints used in the clinical trials to prove vaccine efficacy. Dr. Schiller and his co-PI, Douglas Lowy, M.D., led the initial development and characterization of HPV vaccines. Read more...

John Schiller discusses HPV on iBiology video
GIST

NIH Pediatric & Wildtype GIST Clinic receives Jeroen Pit Science Award

Jul 26, 2018

The NIH Pediatric & Wildtype GIST Clinic has received the Jeroen Pit Science Award given by The Life Raft Group. The award recognizes individuals or groups dedicated to finding a cure for GIST through innovative and tireless research efforts who also impact patients’ lives by sharing complex scientific information in an understandable manner and advocate for optimal treatment. Fernanda Arnaldez, M.D., accepted the award on July 14th on behalf of the team.  Read more...

NIH Pediatric & Wildtype GIST Clinic receives Jeroen Pit Science Award
Jing Wu, M.D., Ph.D.

Jing Wu appointed as an NIH Lasker Scholar

Jul 10, 2018

Jing Wu, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed as an NIH Lasker Scholar tenure track investigator in the Neuro-Oncology Branch.  Dr. Wu is interested in translational research in neuro-oncology focusing on developing preclinical testing and hypothesis-based clinical trials of glioma treatments.

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