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​2018 Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards

Brian A. AguadoBrian A. Aguado, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, Colorado
Abstract 1106: A synthetic pre-metastatic niche mimic alters the primary tumor and tumor microenvironment

Oluwole A. BabatundeOluwole A. Babatunde, MBBS
Graduate Student
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina
Abstract 5272: Racial disparities and predictors of receipt of late surgery among patients diagnosed with breast cancer in South Carolina

Vincent BernardVincent Bernard, MS
Graduate Research Assistant
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Abstract 2599: Circulating nucleic acids as biomarkers of prognosis and chemorefractory status in metastatic pancreatic cancer

Hannah O. DadaHannah O. Dada, BA
Graduate Student
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Abstract 2985: Radiotherapy and αCD40 non-redundantly augment immunity to checkpoint blockade in refractory pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

Maria S. DixonMaria S. Dixon, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
North Carolina Central University
Durham, North Carolina
Abstract 4457: Determining the role of novel GLI1 splice variants in breast cancer

Narjust DumaNarjust Duma, MD
Clinical Fellow
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota
Abstract 4230: Influence of sociodemographic factors on treatment decisions in lung cancer
Henry J. HendersonHenry J. Henderson, MS
Graduate Student
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee Institute, Alabama
Abstract 25: Neuroligin 4X: A neural cell adhesion molecule, in breast cancer

Angela M. JarrettAngela M. Jarrett, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Inst. for Computational Engineering and Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas
Abstract 924: A mathematical-experimental approach for predicting host responses in a preclinical model for trastuzumab-treated HER2+ breast cancer

JJeronay A. Kingeronay A. King, BA
Graduate Student, Microbiology, Biochemistry & Immunology
Morehouse School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia
Abstract 2590: Race-specific differential expression of CCL25 and CCR9 in triple-negative breast cancer

Kimiko L. KriegerKimiko L. Krieger, BS
Graduate Research Assistant
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska
Abstract 340: CTDP1 regulates FANCI activation and DNA repair

Alfreda D. NelsonAlfreda D. Nelson, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri
Abstract 962: Testing T cell co-potentiation as an antitumor therapeutic strategy in humanized mouse models

Mike OliphantMike Oliphant, MS
Graduate Student
University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, Colorado
Abstract 5001: Identification of a Six2/Sox2/Nanog stem cell axis that promotes breast cancer metastatic colonization

PPaneen S. Petersenaneen S. Petersen, MPH
Graduate Student
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
Abstract 5268: Interactions between genetic predictors of gene expression and dietary factors associated with risk of colorectal cancer

Azucena RamosAzucena Ramos, BA
Graduate Student, Biology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School
Cambridge, Massachussets
Abstract 2358: Uncovering novel mechanisms of resistance in AML using integrative functional genomics

Yainyrette Rivera RiveraYainyrette Rivera Rivera, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Ponce Health Sciences University/Ponce Research Institute
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Abstract 1461: Targeting mitotic kinases in breast cancers in Latinas

Jean F. Ruiz CalderonJean F. Ruiz Calderon, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
UPR-Medical Science Campus
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Abstract 1905: New targeted therapeutics for gastric cancer

Marsha SamsonMarsha Samson, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Georgetown University
Washington, D.C.
Abstract 5252: Prospective cohort study of physical activity and lung cancer risk in the Black Women's Health Study

Elkhansa H. SidahmedElkhansa H. Sidahmed, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow/ Nutrition
Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health
Boston, Massachussets
Abstract 5255: A pooled analysis of dietary fiber intake and risk of prostate cancer

GGabriela Uribeabriela Uribe, BS
Graduate Student
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas
Abstract 5065: Cancer derived Escherichia coli induces tumor-promoting inflammatory cytokine IL-6 in cancer associated fibroblasts (CAFs) in a NF-κB/BRD4 dependent manner

Lashanale M. WallaceLashanale M. Wallace, BS
Graduate Student
Morehouse School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia
Abstract 2228: Differential expression of MT-ATPase and COXIV genes in colorectal adenopolyps