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Breast Cancer Researchers Receive $1 Million Grant from Susan G. Komen Foundation
Aug. 6, 2013 – Washington University scientists at the Siteman Cancer Center have received a four-year, $1 million grant aimed at improving drug therapies for breast cancer patients by fine-tuning how investigational drugs are tested.
The grant, from Susan G. Komen, funds another step toward personalized medicine for those with triple-negative breast cancer, one of the most aggressive forms of the disease. More
$450,000 Grant from Lymphoma Research Foundation
Aug. 5, 2013 – Todd Fehniger, MD, PhD, a lymphoma specialist at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, has been awarded a $450,000 grant by the Lymphoma Research Foundation.
With the three-year grant, he and his team will study the contribution of gene mutations to the development and progression of one of the most common types of indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma, follicular lymphoma. The disease, which is marked by enlarged lymph nodes, usually affects middle-aged and older adults but can strike people in their 30s or 40s. The disease accounts for 20 to 30 percent of non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas. More
July 8, 2013. Thanks to a grant from the St. Louis-based Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation, 21 physician scientist trainees in two clinical departments at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis will receive research support.
Physician scientist trainees graduate with combined medical and doctoral degrees and usually pursue faculty positions that allow them to treat patients and conduct laboratory research.
The grant, which expands the Mallinckrodt Foundation’s support of physician scientist trainees at the medical school, is being given in honor of the late Oliver M. Langenberg. He led the Mallinckrodt Foundation for more than 50 years.
The physician scientist training programs in medicine and pediatrics will be renamed the Oliver Langenberg Physician Scientist Training Program. More
Avon Foundation Supports Siteman Breast Cancer Researchers
June 12, 2013 – The Avon Foundation for Women has awarded a $150,000 grant to Washington University researchers at the Siteman Cancer Center.
The funding will help scientists standardize a test that predicts outcomes for women with estrogen-positive breast cancer. The lower the measurement, called a PEPI (preoperative endocrine prognostic index) score, the less likely patients with early-stage breast tumors will experience a recurrence and the more likely they can safely avoid chemotherapy after surgery. More
Sigma-Aldrich Predoctoral Fellowship in Biological Chemistry
June 5, 2013 – Since 1958, the Sigma-Aldrich Predoctoral Fellowship in Biological Chemistry in Memory of Dr. Gerty T. Cori has supported outstanding graduate students at Washington University. “The fellowship is a source of great pride, not only because of the distinguished scientist it honors but also because it exemplifies the longstanding intellectual and community partnership between our institutions,” said Larry J. Shapiro, M.D., Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine.
DeNardo Education and Research Foundation funds medical student research and cancer imaging project
April 17, 2013 – Washington University in St. Louis has received two grants totaling $100,000 from the DeNardo Education and Research Foundation. The grants will support the DeNardo Summer Research Scholars program and a project titled “Unraveling the role of the Primovascular System in Cancer” under the direction of Samuel Achilefu, PhD, Professor of Radiology. More
Gene in eye melanomas linked to good prognosis
Jan. 16, 2013 – Melanomas that develop in the eye often are fatal. Now, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine and the Siteman Cancer Center report they have identified a mutated gene in melanoma tumors of the eye that appears to predict a good outcome. More
Grant Challen, PhD receives Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s ‘A’ Award
Dec. 18, 2012 – Grant Challen, PhD and his lab staff pose with lemons after Challen received an ‘A’ Award from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. The ‘A’ Award is a three year grant totaling $375,000 and is designed for young scientists who want to jump-start their career in pediatric oncology research.
Siteman Cancer Research Fund grants $2 million for unique approaches to fighting cancer
Dec. 12, 2012 – Five scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a combined $2 million in grants for their innovative approaches to fighting cancer.
The awards, from the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Research Fund, are meant to further promising early-stage science that might not receive funding from elsewhere because of its unconventional approach. Alvin J. Siteman, an emeritus Washington University trustee, chairman of Site Oil Co. and president of Flash Oil Co., established the $25 million fund in 2010. More
Siteman Researcher Receives $75,000 Young Investigator Grant
Dec. 11, 2012 – David DeNardo, PhD, a research associate member of the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, has been awarded a $75,000 grant by the Cancer Research Foundation. More
Siteman Physician Receives $200,000 Grant from V Foundation for Cancer Research
Oct. 19, 2012 – Todd Fehniger, MD, PhD, a bone marrow transplant and lymphoma specialist at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been awarded a $200,000 grant by The V Foundation for Cancer Research.
Fehniger is one of only 17 oncologists this year to receive the two-year grant, which The V Foundation gives to recognize and assist “rising star” physicians and scientists. More