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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: 2013

OHSU Knight Cancer Pilot Project Awards: 2013

OHSU Knight Cancer Clinical Scholars 2013

OHSU Knight Cancer Research Development Awards: 2013

Sophia Bornstein, M.D., Ph.D. Sophia Bornstein, MD, PhD,  Resident PGY3, Radiation Medicine

Cathy and Jim Rudd Career Development Award for Cancer Research

Title: "Functional Significance of Tumor-initiating Cells in Recurrent Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma"

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Co-investigators: Melissa Hirose Wong, Ph.D., OHSU; Joe Gray, Ph.D., OHSU; Charles R. Thomas, Jr, M.D., OHSU


Jamie Michelle Keck, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate, Knight Cancer Institute

Jamie Michelle Keck, PhD, Senior Research Associate, Knight Cancer Institute

Oregon Cancer Ski Out Cancer Research Development Award

Title: "Validation of Ras Pathway Mutations as Potential Drivers of Leukemic Progression"   

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Nameeta Richard, PhDNameeta Richard, MD, Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellow, 3rd year

Umpqua Bank Innovation Award for Pediatric Cancer Research

Title: "Novel Strategies for Therapeutically Targeting T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia"

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RuffellBrian Ruffel, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Cell & Developmental Biology

U.S. Bank Cancer Research Development Award

Title: "Targeting Immunosuppressive pathways to improve efficacy of adoptive cell transfer therapy"

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OHSU Knight Cancer Pilot Project Awards: 2013

bagby_groverAnupriya Agarwal, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Leukemia Center and Grover Bagby, M.D., Professor, Hematology & Medical Oncology

Knight Cancer Institute Cancer Center Support Grant

Title: "Acute Myelogenous Leukemia: Targeting IL-1 dependent leukemia cell growth"

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alumkal_10Joshi Alumkal, M.D., Assistant Professor, Hematology & Medical Oncology and Laura Heiser, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, OCSSB

Knight Prostate Cancer Research & Treatment Fund Pilot Project

Title: "Identifying Acquired Tumor-Intrinsic MDV3100 Resistance Mechanisms in Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer"

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William Fleming, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Or Stem Cell Center

Knight Cancer Institute

Title: "Targeting interactions between AML and the microenvironment to enhance kinase inhibitor therapy"

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korkolaJames Korkola, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

MMGL Corp. Pilot Project Award

Title: "Designing rational drug combinations against oncogenic tyrosine kinases using high sensitivity phosphoproteomics"

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Martin Pike, Ph.D., Associate Scientist, Advanced Imaging Research Center

Helikson Memorial Award for Brain Cancer Research

Title: "Anti-Glioma Efficacy with Combined PP2A Activation and Autophagy Inhibition"

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spellman_paulPaul Spellman, Ph.D., Professor, Molecular & Medical Genetics and Kemal Sonmez, Ph.D., Associate Professor, IDD CSLU

Jointly funded by Knight Cancer Institute Cancer Center Support Grant and OCSSB

Title: "Single Cell Mass Cytometry of Differential Drug Response in Breast Cancer Cell Lines"

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troxellm%20web Megan Troxell, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Anatomic Pathology and Tania Vu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Jointly funded by Knight Cancer Institute Cancer and OCSSB

Title: "Characterization of PI3K Phosphopathway Dysregulation in Breast Neoplasia using Advanced Multicolor Spectral Imaging Technology"

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winters-kerriKerri Winters, Ph.D., Research Professor, School of Nursing PhD Program

Knight Cancer Institute Cancer Center Support Grant

Title: "Development and feasibility of a remote sensing system to capture symptoms and functional consequences of peripheral neuropathies in cancer patients"

Collaborators: Tamara Hayes, Ph.D.; Jeffrey Kaye, M.D.; Fay Horak, Ph.D.; Shiuh-Wen Luoh, M.D.; Joe Gray, Ph.D.; Paul Spellman, Ph.D. 

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OHSU Knight Cancer Clinical Scholars 2013

Christopher Ryan, MD

Chris Ryan, MD, Associate Professor

Award made possible by philanthropy

 

 

 

Eneida Nemecek

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

Award made possible by philanthropy

 

 

 

Stephen Spurgeon, M.D.

Stephen Spurgeon, MD, Assistant Professor

Award made possible by Eric and Janet Parsons

 

 

 

Steve Chui, M.D.

Steve Chui, MD, Assistant Professor

Award made possible by Dive for the Cure