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​​​2019 Minority and Minority-serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Awards

1903040A_Amankwah_90x110_1.jpgErnest K Amankwah, PhD
Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland

Abstract 1576: Identification of six novel candidate miRNAs associated with early relapse in B-cell pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia

1903040A_Benavente_90x110_1.jpgClaudia A Benavente, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of California - Irvine
Irvine, California

Abstract  # 2148: UHRF1 overexpression is a significant driver of tumor progression in RB-mediated cancers

1903040A_Brantley_90x110_1.jpgEileen J Brantley, PhD
Assistant Professor
Loma Linda Unversity Health
Loma Linda, California

Abstract # 1304: Aryl hydrocarbon receptor ligands 5F 203 and 3,3'-Diindolylmethane disrupt mammospheres derived from MCF-7 cells and induce tumor suppressor miR125b-2 expression

1903040A_Chen_90x110_1.jpgChun-Liang  Chen, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas

Abstract # 2766: Amplification-associated upregulation of genes involved in oxidative phosphorylation for disseminated prostate cancer cells

1903040A_Figueroa_90x110_1.jpgJonine Figueroa, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland

Abstract # 622: Reproductive factors and breast cancer risk to women in Ghana, West Africa

1903040A_Fredenburg_90x110_1.jpgKristianna Fredenburg, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Abstract # 3583: Differential expression of noncoding RNAs in black compared with white laryngeal cancers

F1903040A_Godoay_90x110_1.jpgilipa Godoy-Vitorino, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, School of Medicine
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Abstract # 4216: The microbiota associated to cervical and anal HPV infections in a Hispanic population

1903040A_Hallemichael_90x110_1.jpgYared Hailemichael, PhD,
Assistant Professor
The UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Abstract # 5010:  Potentiating immune checkpoint blockade therapeutic efficacy using a small molecule activator of integrin cell adhesion receptors

1903040A_Jones_90x110_1.jpgDennis Jones, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts

Abstract # 1089: Characterization of the immune response to lymph mode metastases

1903040A_Lin_90x110_1.jpgChun-Lin Lin, PhD
Assistant Professor 
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas

Abstract # 173: Upregulated EPHB2 and SRC pathways modulate spatial EGFR dynamics and malignant phenotypes and predict poor prognosis in prostate cancer:

1903040A_MadeiraDaSilva_90x110_1.jpgLuciana Madeira da Silva, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of South Alabama
Mobile, Alabama

# 3864: Targeting RAS and downstream signaling in high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma with novel RAS inhibitors

1903040A_Ortiz_90x110_1.jpgAna Patricia P Ortiz-Martinez, PhD,
University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center
San Juan, Puero Rico

Abstract # 2435: Knowledge and attitudes toward anal cancer and anal cancer screening among hispanic women at increased risk of anal cancer

1903040A_Villanueva_90x110_1.jpgJessie Villanueva, PhD
Assistant Professor
The Wistar Institute
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Abstract # 3842: Co-targeting BET and MEK as salvage therapy for MAPKi and checkpoint inhibitor resistant melanoma

1903040A_Wigfall_90x110_1.jpgLisa T. Wigfall, PhD
Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas

Abstract # 3327: HPV vaccination among adults at high-risk for HIV infection: A public health priority

1903040A_Zabaleta_90x110_1.jpgJovanny Zabaleta, PhD
Associate Professor
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, Louisiana

Abstract # 152: Gene expression and mutational load in colon tumors from African American patients