Past Grant Recipients

DIANA CITTELLY, PhD

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Targeting BDNF/TrkB in Brain Metastasis from Young Women with TNBC

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MICHAEL FLISTER, PhD

Medical College of Wisconsin

Personalized Therapy for Curing Metastatic Breast Cancer

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MELANIE HAYDEN GEPHART, MD, MAS

Leland Stanford Junior University

Halting the Progression of Breast Cancer Leptomeningeal Brain Metastases

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CHERYL JORCYK, PhD

Boise State University

High Impact Therapeutic for the Elimination of Breast Cancer Metastasis to Bone

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JAMES MCINTYRE, MA, PhD AND BARBARA FINGLETON, PhD

Vanderbilt University

A Novel Self-Reporting Paclitaxel Prodrug without Systemic Neurotoxicity: Preclinical Assessment for Targeted Treatment of Metas

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VIVEK MITTAL, PhD

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Targeting Epigenetic Regulator PRC2 as a Therapy for Established Metastasis

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PARTHA ROY, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

Pharmacological Inhibition of Myocardin-Family Proteins as a Novel Strategy to Combat Metastatic Breast Cancer

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REBECCA WATTERS, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

Discovery of Clinically Actionable Genes in Breast Cancer Bone Metastases

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PAULA BOS, PhD

Virginia Commonwealth University

Regulatory T Cell Promotion of Brain Metastatic Processes

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IAN CORBIN, PhD

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Lipoprotein Omega-3 Fatty Acid Nanoparticles: A Novel Treatment for Breast Cancer Liver Metastases

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KATHLEEN GALLO, PhD

Michigan State University

Deciphering and Targeting Signaling Nodes that Drive Metastatic Breast Cancer

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TODD GIORGIO, PhD

Vanderbilt University

Quantitative Characterization of Anti-Tumor Immune Response in Metastatic Breast Cancer Induced by Focused Ultrasound

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PATRICIA SHEEAN, PhD, RDN

Loyola University Chicago

Is lean soft tissue (i.e., skeletal muscle) a potentially modifiable biomarker predictive of prognosis, treatment tolerance and

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SENDURAI A. MANI, PhD

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Targeting Cancer Stem Cells to Treat Metastasis

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KATHERINE LOREE COOK, PhD

Wake Forest University

Dietary Considerations Effecting Lung Metastatic Therapeutic Responsiveness and Co-Morbidities

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JOSHUA DONALDSON, MD, PhD

Johns Hopkins University

Resistance Mechanisms to Palbociclib in Hormone Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer

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GINA SIZEMORE, PhD

Ohio State University

Targeting Novel Tumor-Stroma Interactions in Breast Cancer Brain Metastases

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DAVID SOTO-PANTOJA, PhD

Wake Forest School of Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center

Anti-CD47 Immunotherapy as a Treatment for Metastatic Breast Cancer

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KATHRYN SCHWERTFEGER, PhD

University of Minnesota

Development of Immune-based Strategies to Enhance Therapeutic Targeting of Metastatic Breast Cancer

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BRAD ST. CROIX, PhD

National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research

Improving Therapy for Metastatic Breast Cancer through Targeting of Tumor Stroma

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J. CHUCK HARRELL, PhD

Virginia Commonwealth University

Genomic Dissection of Patient-Derived Xenograft Breast Cancer Liver Metastasis Models

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YIBIN KANG, PhD

Princeton University

Development of a Humanized Mouse Model of Breast Cancer Liver Metastasis

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YIBIN KANG, PhD

Princeton University

Sensitizing Bone Metastasis to Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy by Targeting Jagged1-Mediated Tumor-Stromal Interactions

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BONNIE KING, PhD and CHRISTOPHER CONTAG, PhD

Stanford University

Modeling Therapeutic Strategies for Breast Cancer Metastasis to Bone

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JITESH PRATAP, PhD

Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology

Novel Regulatory Mechanisms of Cell Survival During Bone Metastasis of Breast Cancer

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TIFFANY SEAGROVES, PhD

University of Tennesee Health Science Center

Targeting Creatine Kinases to Inhibit Metastatic Breast Cancer

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GEORGE SGOUROS, PhD

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine

A Pre-Clinical Model of anti-HER2/neu-Antibody Reactive Breast Cancer Metastases

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HAIFA SHEN, PhD, MD

Houston Methodist Research Institute

Harnessing Vascular and Cellular Depots of Nanotherapeutics for the Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer

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MICHAEL WENDT, PhD

Purdue University Center for Cancer Research

Targeting Growth-Factor Receptor Discordant Metastatic Breast Cancer

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ELIZABETH YEH, PhD

Medical University of South Carolina

Application of a Connexin 43 (Cx43) Targeted Agent for the Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer

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SWARNALI ACHARYYA, PhD

Institute for Cancer Genetics, Columbia University

Reactivating anti-tumor granulocytic cells to provoke immune attack against breast cancer metastasis

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Eran Andrechek, Ph.D.

Michigan State University

Identification of driver mutations that regulate metastasis

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BALAMURUGAN KUPPUSAMY, PhD

NCI/NIH

Inflammatory Breast Cancer: Role of the CEBPD-FBXW7 Signaling Pathway

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WILLIAM SCHIEMANN, PhD

Case Western Reserve University

Implementing a Forward Genetic Screen to Identify Novel Proto-Oncogenes Operant in Overcoming Metastatic Dormancy

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SOFIA MERAJVER, MD

University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center

Engineering cancer metastases platforms for precise medicine

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DOUGLAS HURST, Ph.D.

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama

Improving oncolytic herpes simplex virus for metastatic breast cancer

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DAVID LUM, Ph.D.

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Validation of patient-derived breast tumor grafts as predictors of tumor evolution and drug resistance

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DIHUA YU, M.D., Ph.D.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Identification and Targeting of Kinases Involved in Breast Cancer Brain Metastasis

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CANDECE L. GLADSON, M.D.

Cleveland Clinic

FIP200 promotes survival through autophagy of metastatic breast cancer in the brain

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HEIDE L. FORD, PH.D.

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Understanding the Role of miR106b-25 in Breast Cancer Associated Metastasis: A potential new metastasis therapy

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RAHUL JANDIAL, MD, PHD

City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Treatment Center in California

Disrupting metabolic adaptations in breast-to-brain metastases

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Alana Welm, PhD

Test the value of tumorgrafts in predicting response to therapy.

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ANDREA M. MASTRO, PhD

The Pennsylvania State University

Dormancy or growth? A three dimensional in vitro system to study breast cancer metastases in bone

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Danny Welch, PhD

University of Kansas Cancer Center

KISS1 prevents seeded cancer cells from growing into full blown metastases

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