CDCB News & Recognitions

CDCB News:
CDCB's Pepper Schedin, Ph.D., will be giving the talk, Young Women's Breast Cancer - What is the Role of Pregnancy? at the Susan G. Komen event, 2019 Regional Breast Cancer Issues Conference. Check here for more info. 

Knight News: 
Congratulations to Amanda Lund, Ph.D., and Sudarshan Anand, Ph.D., the first to receive KCI's new leadership awards funded by the Betty Hise Foundation.

Inside SOM: 
Congratulations to Caroline Enns, Ph.D., an author on SOM's January, 2019 Paper of the Month, VIPER is a genetically encoded peptide tag for fluorescence and electron microscopy

CDCB News:
A collaborative research effort co-led by Pepper Schedin, Ph.D., finds that breast cancers diagnosed in young women within 10 years of giving birth are more likely to metastasize than breast cancers in young women who gave birth more than ten years ago, or not at all. 
Read the published article, Association Between Postpartum Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Metastasis and the Clinical Features Underlying Riskhere. In the press: Medical XpressOncology Learning Network

Recent CDCB publications:

CDCB Recognitions:
Congratulations to Philip Copenhaver, Ph.D., on his new grant, Normal and abnormal control of APP signaling.

Onward Stories:
OHSU Foundation's Onward campaign recently featured three CDCB faculty members, Sudarshan Anand, Ph.D., Amy Moran, Ph.D. and Naoki Oshimori, Ph.D., in the article Chasing Down Cancer

Recent CDCB and Knight Cancer publications:
Lund Lab published IFNγ-activated dermal lymphatic vessels inhibit cytotoxic T cells in melanoma and inflamed skin. The article was highlighted here in Nature Reviews Cancer. 

Knight News:
Congratulations to Lisa Coussens, Ph.D., honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science as an elected AAAS Fellow for her pioneering studies in tumor biology.

Recent CDCB publications:

OHSU NewsTumor cells fuse with immune cells and become more aggressive. Download the featured published article here

CDCB Recognitions:

Congratulations to Sudarshan Anand, Ph.D., on his NHLB award for A microRNA-target Network in Endothelial DNA Damage and Angiogenesis and a second NHLB award for MicroRNA regulation of endothelial DNA repair to enhance anti-tumor immunity

Congratulations to Mara Sherman, Ph.D., for her NCI award for Identifying and Targeting Metabolic Dependencies in the Pancreatic Tumor

Congratulations to Amy Moran, Ph.D., and Julie Graff, M.D., awarded $1 million by the Prostate Cancer Foundation to study the effect of intestinal microbiota on responsiveness to prostate cancer immunotherapy treatments. Read more on the O2 blog, Knight News. 

Congratulations to Lisa Coussens, Ph.D., recipient of the AACR Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship award. Dr. Coussens's award lecture is "Modulating Immune Response: Lessons Learned from Mouse Models of Cancer Development." Read more at OHSU News and at AACR. See the interview with Dr. Coussens at AACR's Annual Meeting, here.

Amanda Lund, Ph.D., awarded the V Foundation for Cancer Research Award for her project, "Lymphatic Vessel, PD-Land Anti-Tumor Immunity."

Nick Smith, Ph.D., Wong Lab, awarded the Nicholas L. Tartar Research Fellowship for his proposal, “Activation of Tumor Immune Cells by CD166 over-expressing Cancer Cells."

Amanda Lund, Ph.D., awarded the Cancer Research Institute's Clinic and Laboratory Integration Program (CLIP) Grant for her project "FasL Expressing Lymphatic Vessels in Melanoma.”

Ningning Zhao, Ph.D., Enns Lab, accepted to the Visiting Scientist Program at the Center for Cell Circuits for a summer internship at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

Pepper Schedin, Ph.D., awarded the Circle of Giving Grant from the OHSU Center for Women’s Health, for “A Liver Imaging Study in Pregnant Women.”

Takahiro Tsujikawa, Coussens Lab, won the OCTRI Catalyst Award, for “Practical and cost-effective multiplexed immunohistochemistry for comprehensive immune complexity analysis of solid tumors.”

Jeffrey Tyner, Ph.D., earned the Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 

Dr. Tyner's accomplishment was recognized in the July 4, 2014 issue of The Cancer LetterRead Dr. Tyner's prize essay in Science Translational Medicine.

Dr. Caroline Enns was elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) this year for outstanding fundamental research discoveries on the biochemical, cell biological, and physiological mechanisms underlying iron homeostasis and its regulation. Read more.

CDCB postdoctoral fellow Alain Silk of the Wong lab presented a poster at the American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting in New Orleans and had an article written about the lab's work in The Scientist. Read more.


OHSU cancer researcher aims to make cancer a manageable disease

About one in three Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes, and close to 600,000 will die as a result this year. Lisa Coussens hopes to dramatically reduce that number, making cancer a manageable disease instead of a deadly one. While traditional cancer research focuses on the malignant cells themselves, Coussens, a professor at the Knight Cancer Institute at the Oregon Health and Science University, is part of a new wave of biologists investigating the surrounding microenvironment. Read more.

OHSU researching new breast cancer drug

Women with the most aggressive form of breast cancer are getting some new hope from research done right here in Portland. Women with triple negative breast cancer don't usually respond to the most traditional therapies. The prognosis is also another five to eight years to live, but this new research is aiming at extending that.