2009 Young Investigator Interim Reports
As a part of their award, CRF Young Investigators must provide an interim report on the progress they are making in their research. The Cancer Research Foundation is pleased to present interim reports from the Young Investigator Award winners named in the fall of 2009.
Peter A. Savage, PhD
"Development and function of tumor-associated regulatory T cells"
Justin P. Kline, MD
"Identification and uncoupling of immune evasion mechanisms in the hematological malignancies"
Donald J. Vander Griend, PhD
"Function of the stem cell marker CD133 in the progression of castrate-resistant prostate cancer"
Mohan L. Gupta, Jr., PhD
"Defining the biological role of the Taxol-binding region on microtubules"
Sonia S. Kupfer, MD
"Vitamin D metabolism genes and risk of colorectal cancer in African Americans"
Vani J. A. Konda, MD
"In vivo and ex vivo assessments of colorectal tumorigenesis and response to EGFR blockade by endoscopic confocal and magnetic resonance imaging"
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May 05, 1997