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Cancer Developmental Projects Awardees

Our cancer development project awardees receive funds to conduct research projects designed to advance the treatment of cancer.

2019 Developmental Projects Program Awardees

Lorna E. Thorpe, MPH, PhD
Developing and validating model cancer surveillance measures for NYC and its neighborhoods using electronic health record data

Stacy Loeb, MD
Using a user-centered design framework to develop a tailored sleep health improvement program (SHIP) for prostate cancer patients and caregivers

Aristotelis Tsirigos, PhD
Integrated characterization of histological and molecular tumor heterogeneity using deep learning

Itai Yanai, PhD, and Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD
Building a human melanoma atlas for personalized immunotherapy treatment

Theodore H. Welling, MD, and Itai Yanai, PhD
Therapeutic targeting of tumor-associated macrophages in hepatocellular carcinoma

2018 Developmental Projects Program Awardees

Ken H. Cadwell, PhD and Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD
Role of enteric virome on immune-checkpoint blockade efficacy and toxicity

Stella S. Yi, MPH, PhD, Ophira M. Ginsburg, MD, and Mary E. Northridge, MPH, PhD
Prevention of HPV-related cancer disparities through chairside screening and vaccination referral

2017 Developmental Projects Program Awardees

Michael E. Pacold, MD, PhD, and Diane M. Simeone, MD
Targeting lipoic acid–dependent metabolism in pancreatic cancer

Evgeny A. Nudler, PhD
Using maximum-depth sequencing for liquid biopsy detection of lung cancer

2016 Developmental Projects Program Awardees

Jiyoung Ahn, PhD, and Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD
Human gut microbiome and immunotherapy outcomes in melanoma patients

Deirdre J. Cohen, MD, and Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD
A phase Ib study combining irinotecan with AZD-1775, a selective WEE1 inhibitor, in RAS (KRAS or NRAS)- or BRAF-mutated metastatic colorectal cancer patients who have progressed on first-line therapy

2015 Developmental Projects Program Awardees

Arjun V. Balar, MD
The immune microenvironment of localized high-grade invasive urothelial bladder cancer

Lawrence Gardner, MD
Exploiting the role of NMD inhibition in cancer for therapeutic gain

Tony T. Huang, PhD
Deubiquitinases as potential therapeutic targets for the treatment of multiple myeloma

George Miller, MD, and Jennifer Wu, MD
Modulation of tumor-promoting influences of γδT cells in a phase Ib clinical trial utilizing novel immunotherapy regimens for advanced pancreatic carcinoma

2014 Developmental Projects Program Awardees

Brian L. Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD, and Donna Albertson, PhD
Measuring the microbiome in oral cancer tissue blocks

Mario Cioce, MD, PhD, and Harvey I. Pass, MD
A mechanism-based approach to tumor chemoresistance

Susan R. Schwab, PhD
Homing receptors in T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia

2013 Developmental Projects Program Awardees

Eva M. Hernando-Monge, PhD, and Lara Mahal, PhD
Investigating the role of glycosylation in the tropism of melanoma metastasis

Thomas A. Neubert, PhD, and Dimitris G. Placantonakis, MD, PhD
Metabolic triggers of gliomagenesis

Jin Montclaire, PhD
Targeted protein-derived delivery agents for treatment of metastatic breast cancers

Ramin Asgary, MD, MPH
Cervical cancer screening and knowledge, attitudes, and practices in regard to pap smear and HPV infection among homeless women in New York City's shelters

2012 Collaborative Director's Seed Grant and Collaborative Pilot Project Awardees

Donna Shelley, MD, MPH, and Scott E. Sherman, MD, MPH
Understanding the dissemination and implementation of smoking cessation treatment

2012 Collaborative Pilot Project Awardees

Yu Chen, PhD, MPH, and Max Costa, PhD
A pilot study of global histone modifications and gastric premalignant lesions

Tomas Kirchhoff, PhD, and David Polsky, MD, PhD
The discovery of high-penetrant disease-causing mutations in familial and multiple primary melanoma

Brian D. Dynlacht, PhD
The role of cilia assembly in pancreatic epithelial growth

George Miller, MD
Effect of the intestinal microbiome in promoting pancreatic carcinogenesis

John A. Carucci, MD, PhD
Defining the role of IL-22 in proliferation of squamous cell carcinoma in transplant recipients