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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...

Andre Nussenzweig

Andre Nussenzweig elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Oct 21, 2019

Andre Nussenzweig, Ph.D., Chief of the Laboratory of Genome Integrity, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. Dr. Nussenzweig was elected to NAM for making seminal discoveries that speak to how cells maintain their own genome stability, allow chromosome fragility and license leukemogenesis at the hands of aberrant DNA repair. Read more...

Tim Greten

Tim Greten discusses liver cancer with OncLive

Oct 7, 2019

Tim Greten, M.D., Deputy Chief of the Thoracic and GI Malignancies Branch, was recently interviewed by OncLive. In the interview, Dr. Greten discussed the role of the gut microbiome in antitumor immunity in liver cancer.  Read more...

Amy LeBlanc

Amy LeBlanc discusses how dogs are helping cure childhood cancers

Oct 7, 2019

Amy LeBlanc, D.V.M., Director of the Center for Cancer Research’s Comparative Oncology Program, was recently featured in an Everyday Health article that discusses the importance of studying the connection between cancer in dogs and cancer in children. Dr. LeBlanc says, “By studying [dogs] in the context of clinical trials, it can advance new concepts and better treatment for humans and, potentially, for dogs as patients themselves.” Read more...

Steve Rosenberg

Steve Rosenberg receives Friends of Cancer Research Cancer Leadership Award

Oct 2, 2019

Steve Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of the Surgery Branch, recently received the Friends of Cancer Research Cancer Leadership Award. The award recognizes individuals who have been champions for cancer research and steadfast advocates for patients.  Read more...