2015 Grants - Breast Cancer Alliance

2015 Grants

BREAST CANCER ALLIANCE AWARDS NEARLY $1.6 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR 2015

 

EDUCATION AND OUTREACH GRANTS (award amounts vary)

 Ann’s Place, Danbury, CT

Gilda’s Club, White Plains, NY

Griffin Hospital, Derby, CT

Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, CT

Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT

Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain, CT

Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center, Bridgeport, CT

Open Door, White Plains, NY

Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT

White Plains Hospital, White Plains, NY ~ The Marilyn S. Broad Foundation Grant

Witness Project of Connecticut, Bridgeport, CT

Yale/New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

 

EXCEPTIONAL PROJECT GRANTS: ($100,000 award over 1 year)

 

Chi Dang, MD, PhD and Lin Zhang, MD, University of Pennsylvania

“Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in Breast Cancer”

 

Donald Engelman, PhD, Yale University

“Chemotherapeutic Delivery Targeted to the Acidic Microenvironment of Breast Tumors”

Supported by the Mitchell Family

 

Edward Gunther, MD, Penn State College of Medicine

“Interclonal Cooperation in Models of Hormone-Dependent Breast Cancer”

The Black Family Grant

 

Hanna Irie, MD, PhD and Elisa Port, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

“Patient-Derived Tumor Xenograft (PDX) Models as a Predictive Tool for Cytoxic Treatment Response and Therapeutic Resistance for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC)”

 

Gail Sonnenshein, PhD, Tufts University School of Medicine

“ADAM8 – A Driver of Metastasis, is a Validated New Target for Treatment of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC)”

 

Ming Ming Zhou, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

“New Targeted Epigenetic Therapy for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC)”

 

Lee Zou, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

“Targeting the DNA Repair Addiction of APOBEC3B-Overexpressing Breast Cancer”

The Walsh Family Grant

 

YOUNG INVESTIGATOR GRANTS: ($125,000 award of 2 years)

 

Alberto Ciccia, PhD, Columbia University Medical Center

“Exploiting DNA Replication Defects”

 

Jason Herschkowitz, PhD, State University of New York at Albany

“Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) as Functional Determinants of DCIS with Invasive Potential”

Supported by the Masin Family

 

Michael Lee, PhD, University of Massachusetts Medical School

“Micro-Environmental Regulation of Network State and Drug Sensitivity in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC)”

 

BREAST SURGERY FELLOWSHIPS

($75,000 over 1 year, to begin July 1, 2015)

 

Joseph John Weber, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

 

Rachelle Leong, MD, Mt. Sinai Beth Israel

Debbie Taylor Breast Surgery Fellowship

 

Rebecca Fishman, MD, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey