Recent Selected Publications
Ting-Yuan (David) Cheng (CPS):
Cheng TY, Darke AK, Redman MW, Zirpoli GR, Davis W, Payne Ondracek R; Bshara W, Omilian A, Kratzke R, Reid ME, Molina JR, Kolesar JM, Chen Y, MacRae RM, Moon J, Mack P, Gandara DR, Kelly K, Santella RM, Albain KS, Ambrosone CB. Smoking, Sex, and Non-small Cell Lung Cancer: Steroid Hormone Receptors in Tumor Tissue (S0424). Journal Of The National Cancer Institute.*
Jinhai (Stephen) Huo (CPS):
Huo, Jinhai, Ming Yang, and Ya-Chen Tina Shih. “Sensitivity of Claims-Based Algorithms to Ascertain Smoking Status More Than Doubled with Meaningful Use.” Value in Health (2017).*
Huo, Jinhai, Yiyi Chu, Karim Chamie, Marc C. Smaldone, Stephen A. Boorjian, Jacques G. Baillargeon, Yong-Fang Kuo et al. “Increased Utilization of Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) Imaging and Its Economic Impact for Patients Diagnosed With Bladder Cancer.” Clinical Genitourinary Cancer (2017).*
*Currently in press
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2017 UFHCC Predoctoral Awards
For a complete list of UFHCC Research Day 2017 poster winners, please visit our main story.
The UFHCC Predoctoral Awards, awarded annually to up to five graduate students, are intended to recognize and support outstanding predoctoral candidates who are conducting innovative cancer research.
Adam Grippin, B.S.
Mentor: Duane Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D.
Project Title: Engineering Delivery of Immunomodulatory RNA-nanoparticles Targeting Malignant Glioma
Yue Jiang, B.S.
Mentor: Fredric Kaye, M.D.
Project Title: Functional Properties and Regulations of MYB-Nfib Gene in Adenoid Cystic Cancer
Patrick Kellish, B.S.
Mentor: Maria Zajac-Kaye, Ph.D.
Project Title: Oncolytic Virotherapy for SCLC; Priming Immunity for More Effective Checkpoint Inhibition
Rachel Nosacka, B.A.
Mentor: Andrew Judge, Ph.D.
Project Title: Modeling Human Pancreatic Cancer Cachexia Using Mouse Avatars
Tyler Wildes, B.S.
Mentor: Duane Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D.
Project Title: Reprogramming the brain tumor microenvironment with hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells
Loic Deleyrolle, Ph.D., Lan Hoang-Minh, Ph.D
The Preston A. Wells, Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy team had an impressive showing at the 2017 Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) meeting in San Francisco, California, held Nov. 16-19.
Assistant professor Loic Deleyrolle, Ph.D., and postdoctoral fellow Lan Hoang-Minh, Ph.D., received a Top 5 Poster award — selected from hundreds of presented posters at the conference — for their research on metabolic heterogeneity and targeting of slow-cycling cancer stem cells in glioblastoma. Click here to learn more about their research.
Madeleine Turcotte, M.S.
UF medical student Madeleine Turcotte, M.S., won an ASH Abstract Achievement Award this month for her abstract titled “Personalized Therapy Design for Early T-Cell Precursor Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.” In December, she will present on acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Leylah Drusbosky, Ph.D., research assistant professor, is her co-mentor.
Atif Iqbal, M.D.
Atif Iqbal, M.D., an assistant professor of surgery in the UF College of Medicine, was appointed to the Colon Task Force (TF) of the NCI Gastrointestinal Steering Committee as an NRG representative.
Susmita Datta, Ph.D.
Susmita Datta, Ph.D., a professor in the department of biostatistics, spoke at the ASA’s 2017 Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference, Oct. 19-Oct. 21. The conference gathers nearly 400 early-, middle- and late-career researchers, practitioners, scientists and government officials to celebrate the significant contributions of women and address professional, personal, academic and business challenges.
Duane Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D.
Duane Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D. and his team were approved for funding for their 2017 Translational Award application, “Selective expansion of neoantigen-specific T cells targeting medulloblastoma.” The Translational Research Award, presented by The V Foundation for Cancer Research, is a $600,000 grant awarded in three annual installments of $200,000.