Ali Nagle, based on the quality of her abstract and her award application for the AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics: Discovery, Biology, and Clinical Applications, has been selected to receive a Scholar-in-Training Award supported by AACR-Aflac in the amount of USD $1000 to support her attendance at the conference, which takes place October 26-30, 2017 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Congratulations Ali!!
Steffi traveled to Seattle, Washington to participate in the second annual Northwest Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference where the focus was ‘Living Well. Living Longer. Driving Change’.
Over 350 registrants participated in the event which included Lobular Cancer breakout sessions where Steffi presented ‘Lobular Breast Cancer 101’.
Further details can be found at: https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2017/09/highlights-northwest-metastatic-breast-cancer-conference.html
On September 6 we said good-bye to the summer with lunch on the deck at the Magee-Womens Research Institute Town Hall. Over a nice outdoor lunch we caught up with colleagues and learned about exciting future endeavors.
Identification of Acquired Molecular Dependencies in Advanced Breast and Ovarian Cancers
Priedigkeit, Nolan (2017) Identification of Acquired Molecular Dependencies in Advanced Breast and Ovarian Cancers. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh
Nolan will stay connected with his projects in the lab and reenter medical school in September 2017 with an anticipated graduation date of December 2018. He will then pursue a combined research-track residency in internal medicine and hematology/oncology.
Congratulations to Nolan who received the Dr. S. Sutton Hamilton MSTP Translational Science Award.
Drs. S. Sutton Hamilton MSTP Scholar Award
Through the generosity of the Hamilton family, this award annually recognizes an MSTP student for meritorious contributions to the scientific literature while completing graduate studies. MSTP students in the final two years of medical school training are eligible.
Congratulations to Ahmed who will present his research entitled “ESR1 Copy Number Amplifications and Imbalance in Metastatic Breast Cancer” at the 2017 Functional and Clinical Insight in Hormone Dependent Cancers Gordon Research Conference at the Grand Summit Hotel at Sunday River, Newry, ME from August 6-11, 2017.
We are proud to congratulate graduate students Emily Harrington and Kevin Levine on their recent awards at the Magee Women’s Annual Research Day! Emily won the first place fellow/graduate trainee award for her oral presentation entitled “Unique Tamoxifen Regulation of Snail in Invasive Lobular Carcinoma”. Kevin triumphed with the first place fellow/graduate trainee poster award for his poster presentation “Combination FGFR4 and ER-targeted therapy for invasive lobular carcinoma”.
Way to go Emily and Kevin!
Vaciry Li, a second year graduate students from Pharmacology program, was invited to give a talk titled “ESR1 mutation confer novel metastatic functions in genome-edited breast cancer model” at a minisymposium seasion at this year’s AACR conference, which will be held from April 1st to 5th in Washington DC.