I am very pleased to announce that the National Cancer Institute has renewed its funding of the Yale SPORE in Skin Cancer grant for an additional 5 years, and a total of $11.5 million.
Congratulations to Ruth Halaban and the entire SPORE team on their accomplishment! We have seen exciting developments from the research funded through our SPORE in Skin Cancer over the last five years and are thrilled to be able to continue this important work with the help of the National Cancer Institute.
Andrew Phillips, PhD, has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, to investigate novel approaches to treating cancers previously thought "undruggable." Dr. Phillips is a member of the Yale Cancer Center Developmental Therapeutics Program. Dr. Alana Schepartz is the co-Principal Investigator on the grant, along with Dr. Phillips.
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Behind the scenes at the Yale Cancer Center Cancer Genetic Counseling Program, Office Manager Nicole Edwards makes sure that everything is running smoothly. She is in charge overseeing the day-to-day operations of the office as well as the clinic. She manages the workflow of a small staff and ensures that every patients needs are met. Her day can consist of scheduling patients for appointments, ordering supplies for the office, scheduling meetings, triaging incoming calls as well as managing the busy schedule for the Director of the program.
When a patient comes to the Genetic Counseling Program, they usually require three separate visits. Nicole makes sure that patients are seen in a timely fashion that works with their schedules. She also sends out appointment reminders and letters to their general practitioner if needed. This is Nicole's first year working in the Genetic Counseling Program. She wanted to work in an area where she could interact with patients, which has been her passion since coming to Yale almost 15 years ago.
"This is a unique service being offered that is important not only for the patient coming to see us, but for their families as well. Seeing patients come in that are sick, puts my own life challenges and difficulties into perspective. It is rewarding to be a part of their experience and to be able to help them if they need anything along the way," Nicole said.
Ellen Matloff, CGC, Research Scientist in the Department of Genetics and Director of the Yale Cancer Center Cancer Genetic Counseling Program commented, "Nicole has revolutionized our office and taken the entire program to the next level. Many of our patients are scared, anxious or upset and Nicole is a professional, kind, calming force for them from the minute they walk in the door. She knows what these people are going through and she truly cares about them and for them. We were so lucky to add Nicole to our program team."
Susan G. Komen Challenge Grants: Breast Cancer and the Environment
The Challenge grants seek to address key research needs in the field of environmental contributions to breast cancer risk. Several opportunities and funding levels are being offered.
* Studies of Occupational Cohorts and Other Highly Exposed Populations
* New Exposure Assessment Tools
* Minimizing Exposure to Ionizing Radiation
For early-stage, innovative, cutting-edge, and high risk biomedical research that has the potential to be transformative. The proposed research should not yet have qualified for significant funding from outside sources. Research should benefit children, particularly in the U.S. $100,000 per year for 3 years. ($300,000)
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Epidemiology Grants
These grants are designed to support the research of investigators who have a specific focus on the epidemiology, early detection or the prevention of childhood cancer. ALSF will award support to established investigators who have a track record of peer-reviewed publications in relevant areas. These awards are expected to provide additional funds that will allow investigators to pursue novel and promising epidemiological approaches to understanding the cause of childhood cancers and how such insight can be used for early detection or prevention of childhood cancer.
Gabrielle's Angel Foundation funds the nation's best science in the fields of leukemia, lymphoma, and related cancers of the blood. The Foundation not only funds conventional scientific research, but also projects that combine integrative (complementary) therapies or botanical agents. We focus on projects for cancer prevention, detection and treatment that are most likely to be translated into clinical trials within a 3-5 year period. These Medical Research Awards, distributed on a yearly basis, each total $225,000.00 and are given over a three-year period.
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation "A" Awards in Pediatric Research
The foundation's "A" Award is a three-year grant designed for young scientists who want to jump-start their careers in pediatric oncology research. The program seeks to encourage the best and brightest young researchers to build lifelong careers and become leaders in the pediatric cancer field, and to further research that will lead to cures for children with cancer.
Exome sequencing identifies recurrent somatic RAC1 mutations in melanoma.
Krauthammer M, Kong Y, Ha BH, Evans P, Bacchiocchi A, McCusker JP, Cheng E, Davis MJ, Goh G, Choi M, Ariyan S, Narayan D, Dutton-Regester K, Capatana A, Holman EC, Bosenberg M, Sznol M, Kluger HM, Brash DE, Stern DF, Materin MA, Lo RS, Mane S, Ma S, Kidd KK, Hayward NK, Lifton RP, Schlessinger J, Boggon TJ, Halaban R.
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September 25, 2012.
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