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Kimmel Scholar Award

Manager: Nicole Gadway
Priority: Open

BACKGROUND

The Kimmel Scholars Program, which each year, through a distinguished medical board of advisors, provides research grants to the nation's most promising young cancer researchers. To date there have been 247 recipients of these awards. The goal of the grant program is to improve the basic understanding of cancer biology and to develop new methods for the prevention and treatment of cancer.

FIELDS OF INTEREST

cancer research

LIMITATIONS

All grants must be used to help cancer research.

FINANCIAL DATA

Each year up to ten grant recipients who will receive $100,000 per year for two years.

SELECTED GRANTS

$100,000 per year for two years (2014) University of North Carolina Qing Zhang

For research to determining the regulation of progesterone receptor (PR) by EgIN2 in tamoxifen resistant breast cancer

$100,000 per year for two years (2014) University of California Shannon Lauberth

For research to understanding the role of epigenetic alterations in the deregulation of gene expression in human colorectal carcinoma

$100,000 per year for two years (2014) University of Texas Filip Janku

For reseach to help develope liquid Biopsies in advanced cancers with V600 BRAF mutations

$100,000 per year for two years (2014) Washington University Ryan Fields

For reseach to improve outcomes in metastatic colorectal cancer – A comprehensive genomic, transcriptomic, epigenetic, and metabolomic profiling of matched primary and metastatic colorectal cancer specimens