The Doctors Cancer Foundation

Grant Statement

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The Doctors Cancer Foundation became operational in 2003. The first grant was awarded in 2004 to the team from Cornell of Drs. Elinor Peerschke, Richard T. Silver and Babette Weksler.

Our second grant was awarded in 2005 to Antonio Bedalov, M.D., Ph.D. of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for the use of epigenetic techniques that may lead to improved treatment of breast cancer.

The Foundation awarded the third grant in 2006 to Dr. Daniela Basseres of the University of North Carolina, for the best program for the preclinical or clinical use of genetic or epigenetic techniques that may lead to improved treatment of lung cancer. She received an additional grant in 2007.

The  Nolan Miller lung cancer research grant for the year 2007  was given to Dr. Elizabeth Martinez for genetic techniques that have the potential to develop new agents  for the treatment of lung cancer.

The  grant for the best program for the potential treatment of carcinoid cancer was awarded in 2007 to Dr. Herbert Chen of the University of Wisconsin.

The winner of the Nolan Miller lung cancer research grant for 2008 is Dr. David Frank for his work in targeting STAT3.

The winner of the Doctors Cancer Foundation research grant for 2008 is Dr. Ravindra Majeti for his work in targeting Leukemic Stem Cell surface molecules with monoclonal antibodies.

The winner of the Nolan Miller lung cancer research grant for 2009 is Dr. Elena Levantini of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for her work in targeting a critical molecule C/EBP.

The winner of the Doctors Cancer Foundation research grant for 2009 is Dr. Aldo M. Roccaro of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for his work with microRNAs in the management of Multiple Myeloma.

The winner of the Doctors Cancer Foundation research grant for 2010 is Dr. Paige Davies of the Oregon  Health and Science Univeristy for her work in determining how cancer cells spread to other parts of the body.'

The winner of the  Doctors Cancer Foundation research grant for 2011 is  Ruben Carrasco for his work using anti CD 138 aptamer conjugates for targeted therapy of Multiple Myeloma.

The winner of the  Nolan Miller lung cancer  research grant for 2011 is Dr. Hassan Lemjabbar-Alaoui for his work with Sulf2 inhibition and chemotherapeutic response of Non Small Cell Lung Cancer

 The winner of the Doctors Cancer Foundatoin Research Grant for 2012 is Dr. Todd Miller  for his work with circulating tumor DNA

The Winner of the Nolan Miller lung cancer research grant for 2012 is Dr. Heidi Greulich for her work with a TP53 Mutant Synthetic Lethal Small Molecule 

The winner of the Doctors Cancer Foundatoin Research Grant for 2013 is Dr. James W. Welsh for his work with  MiRNAs to  assess the therapeutic effectiveness of miR-34a to overcome resistance to radiation 

The winner of the Doctors Cancer Foundatoin Research Grant for 2014 is Dr. Qihong Huang for his exciting study regarding the development of brain specific GABA receptor inhibitors for metastatic breast cancer treatment  

       The winner of the Doctors Cancer Foundatoin Research Grant for 2015 is Dr. David S. Terman for his work regarding sickle cells being cytotoxic to hypoxic breast tumor niches, potentiating a tumoricidal response