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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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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Noriyuki Kasahara, MD, PhD: Finding a Better Way

Year Funded: 2017

Noriyuki Kasahara, MD, PhD: Finding a Better Way

When Noriyuki Kasahara, MD, PhD, was a student in medical school, he watched his aunt lay in a coma for nearly a year, dying of glioblastoma. It was then that he realized that, as a physician,

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Dr. Miguel Sena Esteves: Delivering Gene Therapy

Year Funded: 2005

Dr. Miguel Sena-Esteves: Taking an Engineering Approach to Biology

“I have no doubt that gene therapy is the path to a future of precision medicine,” says Miguel Sena-Esteves, PhD, of the University of Massachusetts Medical School (Worcester, Mass.). “Recent clinical trials show this unequivocally,

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