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Lisa Dubow Research Fellows at AACR 2010

Both Dr. Jeffrey Chou and Dr. Yaguang Xi presented research posters at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting in Washington this week. Dr. Chou is the 2009 Lisa Dubow Research Fellow, and Dr. Xi received the award in 2008. Dr. Xi’s research found a micro-RNA (miRNA) that made colorectal cancer cells more sensitive to 5-FU and also predicted which cells, and potentially which patients, response best to treatment with 5-FU. Dr. Chou studied whether treating colorectal cancer cells with decitabine (DAC) could produce cancer-testis antigen in the cells and make them sensitive to immunotherapy.

Dr. Rona Yaeger Awarded AACR-C3 Fellows Grant

Rona Yaeger, MD is the 2010 Lisa Dubow Research Fellow, receiving the 2010 American Association for Cancer Research – Colorectal Cancer Coalition Fellows Grant. The Award will be made tonight at a special dinner in honor of AACR Fellows Fund grantees. Dr. Yaeger is from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.  Her grant research will focus on inhibiting the AKT pathway in colorectal cancer cells.