Steve Rosenberg

Steve Rosenberg receives 2019 Edogawa NICHE Prize

Sep 4, 2019

Steve Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of the Surgery Branch, has received the 2019 Edogawa NICHE Prize. Dr. Rosenberg was recognized for his pioneering work in developing effective adoptive immunotherapies and genetically modified T cells, which has heralded the birth of a new chapter in the fight against cancer. Read more...

James Kochenderfer

James Kochenderfer named finalist for 2019 FNIH Trailblazer Prize for Clinician-Scientists

Sep 4, 2019

James N. Kochenderfer, M.D., Investigator in the Surgery Branch, has been selected as a finalist for the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) Trailblazer Prize for Clinician-Scientists. He is nominated for developing immunotherapies that leverage chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells to treat blood cancers, including lymphoma and multiple myeloma. The winner of the Trailblazer Prize will be announced October 23, 2019. Read more...

Tim Greten, M.D.

Clinical Trial Conversation: Tim Greten describes primary liver cancer clinical trial

Sep 3, 2019

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is an aggressive form of liver cancer that is very difficult to treat, and patients live an average of six to nine months after diagnosis. Tim Greten, M.D., Deputy Chief of the Thoracic and GI Malignancies Branch, is leading a new clinical trial to determine whether administering the antibiotic vancomycin in combination with the drugs nivolumab and tadalafil will lead to cancer regression in patients with liver metastasis or primary HCC. Read more...

Bill Telford

Bill Telford receives 2019 International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry Distinguished Service Award

Sep 3, 2019

Bill Telford, Ph.D., Senior Associate Scientist in the Experimental Transplantation and Immunology Branch, has received the 2019 International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC) Distinguished Service Award. The award honors individuals who served ISAC in a major role, provided major support to ISAC and its members or made a significant contribution to the success of ISAC. Read more...

Jack Shern

Jack Shern featured in LocalDVM news article

Aug 28, 2019

Jack Shern M.D., Investigator in the Pediatric Oncology Branch, was recently featured in a LocalDVM news article focused on Camp Fantastic, a week-long camp for children with cancer. In the article, Dr. Shern discusses his role as medical director of the camp and medical services provided to campers. Read more...

Ken Kraemer

Ken Kraemer featured in Associated Press

Aug 13, 2019

Ken Kraemer, M.D., Senior Investigator in the Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics, was recently featured in an Associated Press article on xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) prevalence in Morocco. In the article, Dr. Kraemer discussed the magnitude of people affected by XP in North Africa, and his research nurse, Deborah Tamura, discussed practical tips XP support groups shared during a meeting in London last year. Read more...

Amy Leblanc

Amy LeBlanc featured in Wired

Jul 22, 2019

Amy LeBlanc, D.V.M., Director of the Center for Cancer Research’s Comparative Oncology Program, was recently featured in a Wired article that discusses the role of dogs in human cancer research. In the article, Dr. LeBlanc says that the comparative oncology Cancer Moonshot projects “… are developing very critical, biologically rich information in patients who happen to be dogs.” Read more...

Ying Zhang

Ying Zhang’s research featured in new NIH Intramural Research Program blog

Jul 15, 2019

Ying Zhang, Ph.D., Senior Investigator in the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology, is featured in a new NIH Intramural Research Program blog post. The blog post, “Scientific Detour Advances Understanding of Fatty Liver Disease," focuses on Dr. Zhang’s research, including a recent study that could eventually lead to preventing or reversing unhealthy amounts of fat storage in the liver.  Read more...

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Doug Lowy receives Distinguished Scientist Award from the Association of American Cancer Institutes

Jul 15, 2019

Doug Lowy, M.D., Acting Director of NCI and Chief of the Laboratory of Cellular Oncology, has been selected to receive the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) Distinguished Scientist Award. AACI is recognizing Dr. Lowy for his long-term research on the molecular biology of tumor viruses and growth regulation, his role in enabling the development of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines and his exploration of oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes and their signaling pathways. Read more...

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CCR scientists receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Jul 11, 2019

John Brognard, Ph.D., Investigator in the Laboratory of Cell and Developmental SignalingRomina Goldszmid, Ph.D., Investigator in the Cancer and Inflammation Program, and Anish Thomas, M.D., Investigator in the Developmental Therapeutics Branch, are recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology. Established in 1996, the PECASE acknowledges the contributions scientists and engineers have made to the advancement of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education and to community service as demonstrated by scientific leadership, public education and community outreach. Read more...