​Innovators in Cancer Discovery

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Rong Xu, PhD6321Supported by an AACR grant Award, cancer researcher uses bioinformatics to explore paths to cancer prevention.11/7/2016 2:45:26 PMhttps://www.aacrfoundation.org/Scientists/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Researchers/1602103A_Xu_150x190_1.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Tapping Technology to Improve Cancer PreventionSupported by an AACR grant Award, cancer researcher uses bioinformatics to explore paths to cancer prevention.18
Dr. Josette Northcott6319Dr. Josette Northcott is exploring the role that blood vessels play in the growth of tumors and the delivery of chemotherapy.2/23/2016 4:33:48 PMhttps://www.aacrfoundation.org/Scientists/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Researchers/1602103_Northcott_150x190_1.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Dr. Josette NorthcottDr. Northcott is exploring the role that blood vessels play in the growth of tumors and the delivery of chemotherapy.17
Dr. Diana Merino6313A survivor of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma, Diana M. Merino, PhD, is now harnessing genetic information to personalize patient care.10/20/2016 2:16:37 PMhttps://www.aacrfoundation.org/Scientists/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Researchers/1510026_Merino_150x190_1.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Surviving Childhood Cancer and Working Toward CuresDiagnosed with childhood Hodgkin lymphoma, Diana M. Merino, PhD, is researching ways to harness this genetic information in order to personalize patient care.11
Dr. Benjamin Neel6310"Over the next 25 years we are going to make major progress toward curing cancers in synergistic ways. It will happen faster if we fund it adequately."2/23/2016 4:34:14 PMhttps://www.aacrfoundation.org/Scientists/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Researchers/1511028A_FallApp15_Head_150x190_1b.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Inspired to Pursue a Career in Cancer Science"Over the next 25 or 30 years we are going to make major progress toward curing cancers in synergistic ways, and it will happen faster if we fund it adequately."13
Dr. Renata Pasqualini6322Renata Pasqualini, PhD, aims at cancer with novel approaches to targeted diagnostic, imaging, and therapeutic strategies.2/23/2016 4:34:25 PMhttps://www.aacrfoundation.org/Scientists/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Researchers/1511028A_FallApp15_Head_150x190_1c.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Targeting Tumors' Blood SupplyCancer researcher Renata Pasqualini, PhD, takes aim at cancer with novel approaches to developing targeted diagnostic, imaging, and therapeutic strategies.12
Dr. James Allison6318James P. Allison, PhD: Pioneering research to untangle the complexities of cancer to develop cancer immunotherapy.2/23/2016 4:34:37 PMhttps://www.aacrfoundation.org/Scientists/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Researchers/1601082_Allison_Thumb_150x190_2.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Why Don't Our Bodies Fight Cancer for Us?James P. Allison, PhD: Untangling the complexities of the immune system to pioneer cancer immunotherapy. 15
Dr. Lewis Cantley6320Lewis Cantley, PhD, leads a national effort targeting triple-negative breast cancer and ovarian cancer with a novel drug combination.2/23/2016 4:34:45 PMhttps://www.aacrfoundation.org/Scientists/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Researchers/1601082_Cantley_Thumb_150x190_1.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Dr. Lewis CantleyLewis C. Cantley, PhD, leads a national effort targeting triple-negative breast cancer and ovarian cancer with a novel drug combination.16
Dr. Hugh Gannon6311Armed with a one-year fellowship from the AACR, a young researcher has been taking a new approach to understanding more about how damage to a 'tumor suppressor' protein can influence cancer development.2/23/2016 4:34:57 PMhttps://www.aacrfoundation.org/Scientists/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Researchers/1502007_Foundation_Gannon_150x190_1.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Bolstering Basic Cancer Research to Find CuresArmed with a one-year fellowship from the AACR, a young researcher has been taking a new approach to understanding more about how damage to a 'tumor suppressor' protein can influence cancer development.8
Innovating New Approaches to Cancer Prevention63152/23/2016 4:35:09 PMhttps://www.aacrfoundation.org/Scientists/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Researchers/1505059_HeroPics_Gonda_150x190_1.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Innovating New Approaches to Cancer PreventionA Landon Foundation- AACR INNOVATOR grantee is researching new ways to circumvent the development of stomach cancer.9
Dr. Suzanne L. Topalian6312Dr. Suzanne L. Topalian of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins is working to find new ways to unleash the power of a patient's immune system to fight their cancer.2/23/2016 4:35:20 PMhttps://www.aacrfoundation.org/Scientists/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Researchers/140985_Researchers_Topalian_150x190_4.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />​Developing Cancer ImmunotherapyDr. Suzanne L. Topalian of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins is working to find new ways to unleash the power of patients' immune systems to fight their cancers.7

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