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2007-2008 LUNGevity Research Grants


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2008 Awards

National Lung Cancer Partnership/LUNGevity Foundation Research Grant

Funded equally by LUNGevity Foundation and the National Lung Cancer Partnership.

Grant: $100,000

Award Period: January 1, 2008 - December 31, 2009

Recipient: Dr. Albert S. Baldwin of Lineberger Cancer Center, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Study: “Targeting NF-KappaB as a new treatment for lung cancer."

National Lung Cancer Partnership/LUNGevity Foundation Research Grant

Funded equally by LUNGevity Foundation and the National Lung Cancer Partnership.

Grant: $100,000

Award Period: January 1, 2008 - December 31, 2009

Recipient: Hildegard M. Schuller, DVM, Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Study: “Estrogen enhances the carcinogenic effects of the nicotine derivative NNK."

2007 Awards

2007 Melissa Lumberg Zagon Award

Funded by LUNGevity Foundation.

Grant: $25,000

Award Period: December 1, 2007 - November 30, 2008

Recipient: LOGIC (Lung Oncology Group in Chicago)

Study: "Correlative study of the effects of agents used in conjunction with targeted therapies in the treatment of lung cancer."

2007 Lung Cancer Mortality Project

Funded equally by LUNGevity Foundation, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA), American Legacy Foundation, Prevent Cancer Foundation, Joan's Legacy Foundation, Thomas G. Labrecque Foundation, and the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation.

Grant: $70,000

Award Period: December 1, 2007 - February 28, 2008

Recipient: Milliman Consulting Services Agreement (CSA)

Study: "The extra mortality load for early stage lung cancer never reaches the load for later stage lung cancer. We will analyze the mortality load by age, sex and year ("duration" – another life insurance term) since diagnosis. We will compare the extra loads for different reasonable scenarios of disease progression from early to late stage disease."

2007 LUNGevity Foundation/Joan's Legacy Lung Cancer Research Grant

Funded equally by LUNGevity Foundation and Joan's Legacy.

Grant: $100,000

Award Period: December 1, 2007 - November 30, 2009

Recipient: John Heymach, M.D., Ph.D., MD Anderson Cancer Center

Study: "EGFR/estrogen interactions: role in bronchioalveolar carcinoma and gender differences in the efficacy of antiangiogenic therapy."

2007 LUNGevity Foundation/Joan's Legacy Lung Cancer Research Grant

Funded equally by LUNGevity Foundation and Joan's Legacy.

Grant: $100,000

Award Period: December 1, 2007 - November 30, 2009

Recipient: Carla Kim, Ph.D., Children's Hospital Boston

Study: "Isolation and characterization of bronchioalveolar carcinoma stem cells."

2007 LUNGevity Foundation/Joan's Legacy Lung Cancer Research Grant

Funded equally by LUNGevity Foundation and Joan's Legacy.

Grant: $100,000

Award Period: December 1, 2007 - November 30, 2009

Recipient: Hayley McDaid, Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Study: "Mechanisms of RAS and RAF-mediated regulation of cap-dependent translation translation in NSCLC."

American Lung Association/LUNGevity Discovery Award

Funded equally by LUNGevity Foundation and the American Lung Association.

Grant: $100,000

Award Period: July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2009

Recipient: Dr. David J. Robbins, Dartmouth University Medical School

Study: "Uncovering Molecular Markers of Hedgehog Antagonist Sensitive Lung Cancer."

LUNGevity Foundation/American Cancer Society Lung Cancer Treatment Research Grant

Funded equally by LUNGevity Foundation and the Illinois Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Grant: $138,000

Award Period: January 1, 2007 - December 31, 2009

Recipient: Dr. Dwight Seferos, Northwestern University Department of Chemistry

Study: "Photo-controllable Carriers for the Rapid Delivery of Anticancer Therapies"

LUNGevity Foundation/American Cancer Society Lung Cancer Treatment Research Grant

Funded equally by LUNGevity Foundation and the Illinois Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Grant: $94,000

Award Period: January 1, 2007 - December 31, 2008

Recipient: Dr. Steven P. Zielske, University of Michigan Department of Raidation Oncology

Study: "Enzyme-Prodrug Gene Therapy of Cancer using Mesenchymal Stem Cells"

LUNGevity Foundation/American Cancer Society Lung Cancer Treatment Research Grant

Funded equally by LUNGevity Foundation and the Illinois Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Grant: $138,000

Award Period: January 1, 2007 - December 31, 2009

Recipient: Dr. Timothy K. Starr, University of Minnesota Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

Study: "Transposon Mutagenesis for Lung Cancer Gene Discovery"

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