“Efforts to understand the molecular underpinnings of cancer took a giant leap forward fifteen years ago, when Ley et al. reported the first complete genome of a cancer — specifically, acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). Genomic data sets of this kind generated in the intervening years have revolutionized our knowledge about tumour biology.”
This collaborative study, published in Nature on Nov 1, 2023 involved researchers from the Divisions of Oncology, Department of Surgery, McDonnell Genome Institute, Siteman Cancer Center, Department of Radiation Oncology, Department of Neurologic Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Department of Genetics at Washington University. Scientists discovered specific epigenetic changes that […]
Rigoberto De Jesus Pizarro and Joshua Siner, both third year Hematology-Oncology Fellows at Washington University School of Medicine are recipients of the 2023 Knowlton Incentive for Excellence Award. The awards recognize and support fellows who exemplify a compassionate spirit combined with outstanding knowledge and skill.Dr. Siner has clinical and research interests in classical hematology with […]
A $10.9 Million SPORE Grant for Pancreas Cancer expands on research funded by a prior pancreas cancer SPORE grant and various studies undertaken at Washington University. It targets novel therapeutic targets for the management of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), recognized as the most lethal variant of pancreatic cancer. Currently, the five-year survival rate for PDAC […]
Aimilia Gastounioti, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology and Dr. Priyanka Verma, PhD, Assistant Professor of Oncology receive grants to advance precision medicine and help to eliminate disparities in breast cancer outcomes
Dr. Bolton is one of the first recipients of “A Grant of Her Own: The Women Scientists Innovation Award for Cancer Research” from the V Foundation for Cancer Research
5 year multidisciplinary grant with Department of Surgery, Department of Medicine and Siteman Cancer Center researchers focuses on developing new therapies for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma
Congratulations to Dr. Saiama N. Waqar, Associate Professor of Medicine and Research Director for Thoracic Oncology, at Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, MO)
Congratulations to the 30 oncologists that made the 2023 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® list.
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a $5.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate immune responses to a cancer-causing virus after organ transplantation in children.