Cancer support grants awarded to professors

By Staff

The University of Colorado Cancer Center recently awarded four seed grants to for innovative research efforts by professors. This year's P30 Cancer Center Support Grants boost projects that explore new areas of cancer-related research and, in two cases, demonstrate new collaborations among members. Grantees are:

 Andrew Bradford, Ph.D., associate professor, obstetrics and gynecology, School of Medicine; $20,000 for "regulation of protein kinase co-expression and sensitivity to chemotherapy in endometrial cancers"
 Robert Dellavalle, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor, dermatology, School of Medicine and Chief, Denver VA Dermatology Service; Neil Box, Ph.D., assistant professor, dermatology, School of Medicine; Lori Crane, Ph.D., professor and chair, community and behavioral health, Colorado School of Public Health; $40,000 for "determining the relationship of ultraviolet photography severity scores with genetic, phenotypic and sun exposure melanoma risk factors in a cohort of Colorado children."
 Antonio Jimeno, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor, medical oncology, School of Medicine; Yosef Refaeli, Ph.D., assistant professor, dermatology, School of Medicine; $30,000 for "development of a xenochimaeric mouse with tumor and hematopoetic system obtained from the same patient."
 Rodrigo Maegawa, M.D., fellow, medical oncology, School of Medicine; $10,000 for "identification of new therapeutic targets whose inhibition sensitizes acute myeloid leukemia to FLT3 inhibitors."