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​2018 Women in Cancer Research Scholar Awards

Chemi. F.jpgFrancesca Chemi, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology group
Cancer Research UK Manchester Inst.
Alderley Edge, England
Abstract 5601: Single-cell molecular profiling of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) within the TRACERx study reveals heterogeneous patterns in early non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
Session PD.CL10.01 - Liquid Biopsy: Poster Discussion
April 17, 2018, 3:25 - 3:30 p.m.; Room S402 - McCormick Place South (Level 4)
Session PO.PD.CL10.01 - Liquid Biopsy 6
April 18, 2018, 8 a.m. - Noon; Section 27, Poster 4

Chu, N.jpgNina J. Chu, BS
Graduate Student, Oncology, Pharmacology
Johns Hopkins Univ. School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland
Abstract 4979: Novel miRNA regulation in an early progression model of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma
Session MS.MCB10.01 - Understanding the Genomic Dark Matter
April 17, 2018, 3:50 - 4:05 p.m.; Room S405 - McCormick Place South (Level 4)  

Croessmann, Sarah.jpgSarah E. Croessmann, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Hematology/Oncology
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Ctr.
Nashville, Tennessee
Abstract 4008: Activating HER2 (ERBB2) mutations lead to endocrine therapy resistance through S6K activation
Session PO.TB11.02 - Carcinogenesis 2
April 17, 2018, 1 - 5p.m.; Section 1, Poster 12

DelGiornio, K.jpgKathleen E. DelGiorno, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
The Salk Institute
La Jolla, California
Abstract 992: Pancreatic tuft cells resolve injury and restrain tumorigenesis
Session MS.TB06.01 - Building the Microenvironment through Crosstalk
April 15, 2018, 3:05 - 3:20 p.m.; Room S106 - McCormick Place South (Level 1)

Houghton, S.jpgSerena C. Houghton, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher, Biostatistics and Epidemiology
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, Massachussets
Abstract 3221: Plasma B-vitamin and one-carbon metabolites and risk of breast cancer before and after folic acid fortification in the US
Session PO.EP01.01 - Biomarkers of Exogenous and Endogenous Risk Factors in Cancer Epidemiology
April 17, 2018, 8 a.m. - Noon; Section 9

XHuang, X2.jpgiaomeng X. Huang, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Human Genetics
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
Abstract 2195: Temporal and spatial dynamics of metastatic colonization revealed by 26 rapid-autopsy tumor biopsies from a TNBC patient
Session PO.TB10.03 - Tumor Heterogeneity 3
April 16, 2018, 1 - 5 p.m.; Section 8

ostrup Jensen, S.jpgSarah Østrup Jensen, MS
Graduate Student
Aarhus University Hospital
Brabrand, Denmark
Abstract 5604: Novel DNA methylation biomarkers show high sensitivity and specificity for blood-based detection of colorectal cancer - A clinical biomarker discovery and validation study
Session PD.CL10.01 - Liquid Biopsy: Poster Discussion
April 17, 2018, 3:40 - 3:45 p.m.; Room S402 - McCormick Place South (Level 4)
Session PO.PD.CL10.01 - Liquid Biopsy 6
April 18, 2018, 8 a.m. - Noon; Section 27, Poster 7

Kaochar, S.jpegSalma Kaochar, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Abstract 4961: A highly potent novel class of SRC-3 inhibitors for the treatment of uveal melanoma
Session MS.ET06.01 - Early Novel Drug Development
April 17, 2018, 4:35 - 4:50 p.m.; Room S102 - McCormick Place South (Level 1)

Nayar, U.JPGUtthara Nayar, PhD
Research Fellow
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts
Abstract 4952: Acquired HER2 mutations in ER+ metastatic breast cancer confer resistance to ER-directed therapies
Session MS.ET04.01 - A Therapeutic "About Face": Reversing Drug Resistance
April 17, 2018, 4:05 - 4:20 p.m.; Room W190 - McCormick Place West (Level 1)~

Oren, Ya.jpgYaara Oren, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Cell Biology
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Boston, Massachusetts
Abstract 3301: Using a novel single-cell lineage-tracing technique to uncover the mechanisms driving nongenetic cancer relapse
Session PD.BSB02.01 - Systems and Computational Biology: Poster Discussion
April 16, 2018, 3:35 - 3:40 p.m.; Room S402 - McCormick Place South (Level 4)
Session PO.PD.BSB02.01 - Systems and Computational Biology
April 17, 2018, 8 a.m. - Noon; Section 13, Poster 6