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Celebrating CCR Careers: Mark Gilbert, M.D.

Mark Gilbert, M.D., has been a neuro-oncologist for nearly four decades, working to find better treatments for people with rare brain and spine tumors. After nearly a decade at CCR as Chief of the Neuro-Oncology Branch, he is announcing his retirement. 

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NIH researchers develop AI tool with potential to more precisely match cancer drugs to patients

In a proof-of-concept study published on April 18, 2024, in Nature Cancer, CCR researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that uses data from individual cells inside tumors to predict whether a person’s cancer will respond to a specific drug. The team, led by Eytan Ruppin, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of the Cancer Data Science Laboratory, suggests that such single-cell RNA sequencing data could one day be used to help doctors more precisely match cancer patients with drugs that will be effective in treating their cancer.

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Jung-Min Lee appointed Senior Investigator at CCR

The CCR community congratulates Jung-Min Lee, M.D., who has been appointed as a Senior Investigator in the Women’s Malignancies Branch. Lee’s research focuses on developing targeted therapies for ovarian carcinoma. Her studies have identified key proteins of DNA damage response pathways as therapeutic targets, opening up possibilities for novel therapies for this disease. Her research also emphasizes the collection of patient samples to better understand treatment response and tumor biology.

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Aligned Blog: Honoring Women's History

As Women's History Month comes to an end, Shauna Clark, Ph.D., Associate Director of CCR's Office of Equity and Inclusion, highlights some of the work being done at the NIH in support of the inclusion of women in research and clinical trials. 

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Leah Cook appointed Senior Investigator at CCR

The CCR community welcomes Leah M. Cook, Ph.D., who has been appointed as a Senior Investigator in the Cancer Innovation Laboratory. She is a cancer biologist with a focus on metastasis and the metastasis microenvironment. The goal of her research program is to identify mechanisms associated with bone metastatic prostate cancer and specifically, the underpinnings of the immune-tumor bone environment that contribute to metastatic disease.

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