OHSU researcher and Knight Cancer Institute Deputy Director Tomasz Beer, M.D., has been selected to participate in a prestigious, six-person Dream Team to fight advanced-stage prostate cancer. Funding for this collaborative initiative is provided by Stand Up to Cancer, the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and the American Association for Cancer Research.
Dr. Beer will be working with researchers from four University of California campuses–San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Crus, and Davis–as well as the University of British Columbia. During the three-year grant period, the group will focus on two aims: finding new ways to target treatment-resistant tumors and utilizing a specially designed social networking tool to store data and match potential treatment options with patients.
Check out the OHSU News release for more information.