Translational Working Group Award

Objective

The objective of the Translational Working Group (TWG) awards is to make an impact on the translational goals of the TWGs in research leading to novel approaches in cancer diagnosis, prevention or treatment. The Masonic Cancer Center is especially interested in applications that have potential to translate findings to a clinical trial or clinical application, or in research that takes a clinical observation to the laboratory to study novel cancer mechanisms.

Grant Program Contacts

All questions related to the application process, requirements, or eligibility should be directed to:
Jessica Raines-Jones
Research Development Coordinator
612-624-8679
mccgrant@umn.edu

Any questions regarding the applicability of research should be directed to:
Jill M. Siegfried, Ph.D.
612‐624‐2584
jsiegfri@umn.edu

Past Grantees

2018

Generation of a screening platform and antigen receptors for therapeutically targeting gastrointestinal malignancies with engineered lymphocytes
Ingunn Stromnes, PhD, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical School
Gastrointestinal TWG 

Imaging CD133 in Aggressive Variant Prostate Cancer by Positron Emission Tomography
Aaron LeBeau, PhD, Department of Pharmacology, Medical School
Prostate and Urologic TWG

2017

Targeting RALB signaling to enhance NK immunotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia
Craig Eckfeldt, MD, PhD, Department of Medicine, Medical School
Heme Malignancy TWG

Breast Cancer Translational Working Group Pilot Project - Creation of a Tissue Microarray
Andrew Nelson, MD, PhD, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Medical School
Breast Cancer TWG

2016

Skin Health Study Repository for Translational Research: Phase 2
DeAnn Lazovich, MPH, PhD, Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health
Heather Nelson, MPH, PhD, Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health
Cutaneous Oncology TWG

Novel Tissue-Based Biomarkers of Graft-Versus-Host-Disease
Shernan Holtan, MD, Department of Medicine, Medical School
Heme Malignancy TWG

2014

Skin Health Study Repository for Translational Research
DeAnn Lazovich, MPH, PhD, Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health
Heather Nelson, MPH, PhD, Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health
Cutaneous Oncology TWG

SRCBST - Targeting Sarcomas with a New Bispecific Targeted Toxin
Jaime Modiano, VMD, PhD, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Veterinary Medicine
Sarcoma TWG

Molecular Mechanisms of Leukemia Stem Cell Persistence in AML Relapse
Zohar Sachs, MD, PhD, Department of Medicine, Medical School
David Largaspaeda, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, Medical School
Heme Malignancy TWG

Personalized Mouse Models of Chemotherapy Resistance in Ovarian Cancer
Timothy Starr, PhD, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health, Medical School
Gynecological Cancers TWG

Expression Profiling of Breast Cancer with NanoString
Douglas Yee, MD, Department of Medicine, Medical School
Andrew Nelson, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Medical School
Breast Cancer TWG

Contact Us: 

Jessica Raines-Jones
Research Development Coordinator
612-624-8679
mccgrant@umn.edu

Elizabeth Fedie
Research Development Manager
612-624-0653
efedie@umn.edu 

David Largaespada, PhD
Associate Director for Basic Sciences

612-626-4979
larga002@umn.edu

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