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OVERVIEW

The purpose of these Knight funding mechanisms is to cultivate outstanding translational cancer research by assisting in the generation of preliminary data leading to peer-reviewed national funding. This mechanism is intended to support clinical, basic, or population-based research that is cancer focused. 

Many of the awards below have been make possible as a result of the generous support of our philanthropic donors.

OHSU Knight Cancer Research Development Awards: 2014

OHSU Knight Cancer Pilot Project Awards: 2014

OHSU Knight Cancer Clinical Scholars 2014

OHSU Knight Cancer Research Development Awards: 2014

No Photo AvailableJacob Henderson, House Officer

Umpqua Bank's Innovation Award for Pediatric Cancer Research

Title: "Evaluating the oncogenic potential of TSC1/2 mutations and efficacy of MTOR inhibitors in pediatric medulloblastoma"

 


Evan Lind

Evan Lind, PhD, Assistant Professor, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Umpqua Bank's Innovation Award for Pediatric Cancer Research

Title: "Investigating the impact of inflammatory cytokines on Fanconi anemia hematopoietic stem cells during viral infection"

 

 

No Photo AvailableBaotong Xie, Research Assistant Professor, Integrative Biosciences

 

Title: "Regulation of the Hippo Tumor Suppressor Pathway"




terryTerry Medler, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, Cell & Developmental Biology

 

Title: "Contribution of B Cells to Squamous Carcinogenesis in a Mouse Model of Fanconi Anemia"

 



No Photo AvailableStephanie Krasnow, PhD, Instructor, Pediatrics

 

Title: "Hypothalamic Orexin in Chemotherapy-Induced Fatigue"

 



OHSU Knight Cancer Pilot Project Awards: 2014

Hayes_LattinBrandon Hayes-Lattin, MD, Associate Professor, Hematology & Medical Oncology

Adelina I. Paperini Estate

Title: "Development of an AYA-Specific Transition Program for Cancer Survivors"

 

 

Sancy Leachman, MD, PhD

Sancy Leachman, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Dermatology and Jackie Shannon, PhD, Scientist, Institute of Occupational Health Sciences

Adelina I. Paperini Estate

Title: "Initiating a Statewide War on Melanoma"

 

Laura Heiser, PhDLaura Heiser, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Xiaolin Nan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Brenden Colson Gift

Title: "Systems Biology of RAS Dimerization and Oncogenesis"


 

Philip Stork, MD

Philip Stork, MD, Senior Scientist, Vollum Institute

Brenden Colson Gift

Title: "Identifying New Drug Targets to Block KRas/Raf in Pancreatic Cancer"

 

 

Melissa Wong, PhDMelissa Wong, PhD, Associate Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology

Brenden Colson Gift

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Joshi Alumkal, MDJoshi Alumkal, MD, Assistant Professor, Hematology & Medical Oncology and Paul Spellman, PhD, Professor, Molecular & Medical Genetics

Ann P Follansbee Estate

Title: "Genetic variation in evolving prostate cancers as they develop enzalutamide resistance"



Peter Kurre, MDPeter Kurre, MD, Associate Professor, Oregon Stem Cell Center and Jeffrey Tyner, PhD, Assistant Professor, Hematology & Medical Oncology

CCSG

Title: "AML exosomes reprogram bone marrow stromal components toward extrinsic drug resistance"

 

Klaus Früh, PhDKlaus Früh, PhD, Senior Scientist, Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute and Daniel Streblow, PhD, Associate Scientist, Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute

Prostate Foundation Funds

Title: "CMV-Vectored Cancer Vaccines"



Matthew Taylor, MDMatthew Taylor, MD Assistant Professor, Hematology & Medical Oncology

John D. Gray Fund for Melanoma Research

 

Title: "Mechanisms of tumor organotropism in metastatic melanoma"

 


 

OHSU Knight Cancer Clinical Scholars 2014

Christopher Ryan, MD

Chris Ryan, MD, Associate Professor, Hematology & Medical Oncology

 

 



 

alumkal_10Joshi Alumkal, MD, Assistant Professor, Hematology & Medical Oncology


 

 

 

Eneida Nemecek

Eneida Nemecek, MD, MS, Director, Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program

 

 

 



Stephen Spurgeon, M.D.

Stephen Spurgeon, MD, Assistant Professor, Hematology & Medical Oncology

 

 

 



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Emma Scott, MD, Assistant Professor, Hematology & Medical Oncology