Several Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple Health Research Projects Awarded Funding Support Grants

PHILADELPHIA (July 13, 2017) – Fox Chase Cancer Center announced the results of its 2017 Supported Pilot Project and Supported High Throughput Screening Project competitions. Several researchers will receive funding as part of the center’s Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) from the National Cancer Institute. Three pilot projects and one high throughput screening project were recognized. The competition was open to Fox Chase and Temple University researchers who have a formal appointment to one of the CCSG research programs. 

The awardees for the CCSG Supported Pilot Projects are:

  • Shannon Lynch, PhD, MPH, for her proposal, "Toward Precision Prevention in Liver Cancer.”
  • Dietmar Kappes, PhD, for his proposal, “Role of ThPOK Overexpression in Liver Cancer Development.”
  • Rongsheng E. Wang, PhD, for his proposal, “The Development of Chemical Probes to Study Post-Translational Modifications Key to Human Diseases.”

The awardees for the CCSG Supported High Throughput Screening Projects are:

The goal of the CCSG Supported Pilot Project competition is to support early-stage innovative new ideas and to increase the probability of successful future peer-reviewed funding. The goal of the CCSG Supported High Throughput Screening Projects is to support investigators who wish to use Fox Chase’s High Throughput Screening Facility (HTSF) for either a small molecule or siRNA-based screening project.

Fox Chase Cancer Center (Fox Chase), which includes the Institute for Cancer Research and the American Oncologic Hospital and is a part of Temple Health, is one of the leading comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase is also one of just 10 members of the Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence six consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. It is the policy of Fox Chase Cancer Center that there shall be no exclusion from, or participation in, and no one denied the benefits of, the delivery of quality medical care on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, age, ancestry, color, national origin, physical ability, level of education, or source of payment.

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