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Recipients of 2011 UWCCC IIT Awards are Announced

It is the goal of the UWCCC to foster the development of investigator driven clinical research trials which define and develop novel agents and whose designs focus on a translational theme.


A total of 60 translational research applications were submitted in 2011 for the UWCCC/ACS Fall and Spring RFAs, with a total of 18 applications awarded. The UWCCC will again send out solicitations in April and October 2012, which will focus on population health and clinical translational research.


Spring 2011


Analysis of the Tolerogenic Effects of Human NKT Cells in a Novel Humanized Mouse Model of Chronic GVHD

PI: Jenny Gumperz

Co-PI: William Hallett


Characterization of Molecular Signatures Predicting Response to 5-FU-Based Chemotherapy in Mouse Models of Colorectal Cancer

PI: William Schelman

Co-PIs: Richard Halberg, Greg Kennedy, Michael Newton


The Influence of KIR and HLA Genotype on the Response to Rituximab Immunotherapy in ECOG-E4402 Patients with Follicular Lymphoma

PI: Paul Sondel

Co-PIs: Brad Kahl, Erik Ranheim, Jackie Hank, Bartosz Gryzwacz, KyungMann Kim, Amy Erbe, Songwon Seo


Allelic Differences in Target Antigen as a Predictor of Response to Antigen-Specific Anti-Tumor Immunization

PI: Douglas McNeel


Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Pancreatic Cancer Care

PI: Noelle LoConte


Development of Transgene-Free Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells from Primary Human Lymphoma

PI: Igor Slukvin

Co-PIs: David Yang, Gordana Raca

Microscale Culture to Enable the Study of Ovarian Cancer-Macrophage Interactions

PI: Pamela Kreeger


Validation of a Genomics Based Assay for Personalized Treatment of Patients with Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

PI: Christina Kendziorski

Co-PI: Kevin Eng


Decitabine Followed by Total Body Irradiation and a Partially-Matched Bone Marrow Transplant for the Treatment of Advance Leukemia and Myelodysplastic Syndromes

PI: Mark Juckett

Co-PIs: Walter Longo, Ryan Mattison, KyungMann Kim


A High Throughput Method to Identify Functionally Significant SNPs in Breast Cancer Using the SNP-SNAP Microarray

PI: James Shull

Co-PIs: Elizabeth Burnside, Mary Ozers



Fall 2011


Syndecan-based Therapeutics for Head & Neck Cancer

PI: Alan Rapraeger

Co-Inves: Paul Harari


Dual Pathway Inhibition to Treat Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

PI: Jing Zhang

Co-Inves: Ryan Mattison, Mark Juckett


Determination of Fibronectin Involvement In Tumorigenesis-Associated Fibrosis In Two Mouse Models Of Mammary Carcinoma

PI: Deane Mosher

Co-Inves: Patricia Keely, Bianca Thomasini-Johansson, Kevin Eliceiri


Patterns of Oncologist Breast Cancer Follow-Up And Relationship With Outcome

PI: Heather Neuman


Elucidating the Structural Basis of CMV and EBV Protein Kinases for Drug Target

PI: Yongna Xing

Co-Inves: Robert Kalejta, Shannon Kenney


Surveying for Work Limitations and Associated Symptoms in Cancer Patients Receiving Adjuvant Chemotherapy

PI: Amye Tevaarwerk

Co-Inves: Mary Sesto, Noelle LoConte, Kris Kwekkeboom


Identification of Novel Biomarkers for Response to IGF-1R/IR Inhibition In Advanced Breast Cancer

PI: Kari Wisinski

Co-Inves: Jill Kolesar, Wei Huang


The Role of Factor IXa in the Hypercoagulability of Ovarian Cancer

PI: John Sheehan

Co-Inves: Ellen Hartenbach, Songwon Seo

Date Published: 02/09/2012

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Recipients of 2011 UWCCC IIT Awards are Announced

Last updated: 02/14/2012
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