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June 2010 Cancer Center Bulletin

Director's Message

Dear Cancer Center members,

SAVE THE DATES!

Stanford Cancer Center Shared Resource Facility Fair
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
3-5 pm
LKSC-Dean's Alumni Lawn

•Animal Tumor Models
•Bioscience Screening
•Cancer Imaging
•Flow Cytometry
•Genomics -- Microarray Facility
•Human Immune Monitoring
•Proteomics
•Tissue Procurement
•Clinical Protocol & Data Management
For information, contact ychen@stanford.edu

Fourth Annual Comprehensive Cancer Research Training Program
Monday, September 13 through Friday, September 17, 2010
Quadrus Conference Center
2700 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA

The CCRTP registration brochure includes details about the course, as well as registration instructions and form.

KUDOS

Ann Arvin, MD, professor of pediatrics-infectious diseases and of microbiology & immunology, was awarded the 2010 Biomedical Research Leadership Award from the California Society for Biomedical Research. Arvin started the Stanford-Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Vaccine Program in 1997 and also serves as the university's vice provost and dean of research.

Patrick Brown, MD, PhD, professor of biochemistry, is the recipient of the 2010 Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities Award in recognition of his pioneering work in the development of microarrays and the diverse applications of this technology in genetic research.

Harry Greenberg, MD, the Joseph D. Grant Professor and senior associate dean for research, has been elected a fellow in the American Academy of Microbiiology. Fellows are chosen annually through a selective, peer-reviewed process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. Greenberg is an authority on vaccine research and development and past president of the American Society of Virology. He recently received a one-year, $100,000 Grand Challenge Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will focus on recently activated B cells in the blood just after infection or vaccination, in an effort to create new ways of monitoring mucosal antibody responses to infections and vaccinations. Eugene Butcher, MD, professor of pathology, will collaborate on the study.

Holbrook Kohrt, MD, postdoctoral medical fellow working in the laboratory of Ronald Levy, MD, received a Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology at the group's annual meeting in Chicago. Young Investigator Awards are presented to physicians who are within the last two years of their final subspecialty training at an academic institution. Each of this year’s 46 awardees will receive a one-year grant of $50,000 to fund his or her investigative studies as they begin their careers in clinical oncology research. He also was named the 2010 Deborah L. Faiman Young Investigator's Award for his presentation, "CD137 Stimulation Enhances the Anti-lymphoma Activity of Rituximab." The award provides $2,000 toward the cost of travel and meeting registration fees for a resident or fellow working in the field of lymphoma research.

Susan Swetter, MD, professor of dermatology and director of the Stanford Pigmented Lesion & Melanoma Program, led a team of volunteer physicians, nurses, medical students and staff of the Stanford Hospital & Clinics and the Outpatient Medical Center for the annual Stanford dermatology free skin cancer screening on May 22. A total of 236 individuals were screened. Those with presumptive skin cancer were referred for further dermatologic evaluation and biopsy confirmation of diagnosis.

Shaveta Viniyak MD, postdoctoral medical fellow collaborating with James Ford, MD, and Allison Kurian, MD, on translational research in breast cancer, was named a recipient of the 2010 ASCO Young Investigator Award during the group's annual meeting in Chicago. Young Investigator Awards are presented to physicians who are within the last two years of their final subspecialty training at an academic institution. Each of this year’s 46 awardees will receive a one-year grant of $50,000 to fund his or her investigative studies as they begin their careers in clinical oncology research.


Sincerely,

Bev

Beverly Mitchell Signature
Beverly S. Mitchell, MD
Director, Stanford Cancer Center

(May 2010 Director's Message)

Posted 06/10/10

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