CCR News: Faculty

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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...

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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...

Elaine Jaffe

Elaine Jaffe named an NIH Distinguished Investigator

Oct 29, 2019

Elaine Jaffe, M.D., Senior Investigator in the Laboratory of Pathology, has been selected as an NIH Distinguished Investigator, a prestigious title reserved for tenured intramural senior investigators who are at the highest level in their fields. Dr. Jaffe has conducted pioneering studies related to the classification of malignant lymphomas and has led an international effort for consensus among clinicians and pathologists. Read more...

James Kochenderfer

James Kochenderfer receives 2019 FNIH Trailblazer Prize for Clinician-Scientists

Oct 24, 2019

James Kochenderfer, M.D., Investigator in the Surgery Branch, has received the 2019 Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) Trailblazer Prize for Clinician-Scientists. The award recognizes the outstanding contributions of early career clinician-scientists whose work has the potential to or has led to innovations in patient care. Dr. Kochenderfer was selected as the 2019 recipient for developing immunotherapies that leverage chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells to treat blood cancers, including lymphoma and multiple myeloma. Read more...

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Stanley Lipkowitz and Alexandra Zimmer answer breast cancer “Redditor” questions

Oct 22, 2019

Stanley Lipkowitz, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of the Women’s Malignancies Branch (WMB), and Alexandra Zimmer, M.D., Assistant Research Physician in WMB, recently answered questions about breast cancer during a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA). During the event, Drs. Lipkowitz and Zimmer discussed topics ranging from recent advances in breast cancer treatment to genetic and environmental factors that influence risk for disease. Read more...

Kenneth Aldape

Kenneth Aldape discusses importance of precise diagnosis in brain and spine tumors

Oct 22, 2019

Kenneth Aldape, M.D., Chief of the Laboratory of Pathology, recently discussed the importance of a precise diagnosis in the treatment of brain and spine tumors in an NCI-CONNECTions blog. In the blog, he shares how he’s using the latest technologies and techniques to provide more individualized care for patients.  Read more...

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