John Bell, PhD: Every Dollar Makes a Difference

Year Funded: 2013

John Bell, PhD: Every Dollar Makes a Difference

When John Bell, Ph.D., and his team of bright, young scholars from around the globe go to work at the Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre (Ottawa, Ont., Canada), they come face-to-face with the inspiration for their work – people of all shapes,

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E. Antonio Chiocca, MD, PhD: Adapting to the Changing Landscape of Cancer

Year Funded: 2014

E. Antonio Chiocca, MD, PhD: Adapting to the Changing Landscape of Cancer

“Cancer is not a defined or fixed entity,” says E. Antonio Chiocca, M.D., Ph.D., neurosurgeon-in-chief and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, Mass.). “Cancer evolves,

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Greg Michael Delgoffe, PhD: The Problem with Chemo, Radiation and Surgery

Year Funded: 2016

Greg Michael Delgoffe, PhD: The Problem with Chemo, Radiation and Surgery

“Cancer doesn’t stop. Cancer cells are constantly dividing and proliferating,” says Greg Michael Delgoffe, PhD, of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Immunology (Pittsburgh, Pa.). “The problem with chemo, radiation and surgery is that they don’t always get it all [cancer cells].

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Marco Gallo, PhD: Drilling Down into the DNA

Year Funded: 2016

Marco Gallo, PhD: Drilling Down Into the DNA

Not all glioblastoma (GBM) cancer cells are functionally identical. Those with properties reminiscent of normal stem cells have been proven to initiate tumor growth and to evade current therapies. Those are the cells Marco Gallo,

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Maciej S. Lesniak, MD: Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Year Funded: 2006

Maciek S. Lesniak, MD: Necessity is the Mother of Invention

As an accomplished neurosurgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago, Ill.), Maciej S. Lesniak, MD , was frustrated. He and his colleagues were highly skilled and extremely knowledgable, yet despite their best efforts and state-of-the-art standards of care,

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