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AACR Awards AACR-Thomas J. Bardos Science Education Awards for Undergraduate Students

April 14, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Association for Cancer Research will recognize 20 recipients of the AACR-Thomas J. Bardos Science Education Awards for Undergraduate Students at the AACR 101st Annual Meeting 2010, held April 17-21, in Washington, D.C.

The primary purpose of the AACR-Thomas J. Bardos Science Education Awards for Undergraduate Students is to inspire science students at the undergraduate level to enter the field of cancer research.

The AACR is committed to promoting the education and training of the next generation of dedicated scientists and to facilitating and nurturing their careers in cancer research or cancer-related biomedical science. Since its founding in 1997, the AACR Science Education Awards have been supported by generous annual contributions from a distinguished member of the AACR, Thomas J. Bardos, Ph.D. His contributions are subsequently matched by those of the AACR.

The recipients of the 2009-2010 AACR-Thomas J. Bardos Science Education Award for Undergraduate Students include:

  • Eric L. Abhold, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, Calif.
  • Stephen A. Allsop, North Carolina Central University, Durham, N.C.
  • Danielle S. Daniels, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala.
  • Caroline M. Garber, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Kelly A. Gewain, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • Joanna Maya, Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Ala. Abstract # 3129. Regulation of expression and role of the pigment epithelium derived factor in Ras-mediated pancreatic oncogenesis
  • Tyler E. Miller, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Rangarajan D. Nadadur, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Bianca S. Oliver, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, Greensboro, N.C.
  • Wenhui Zhou, University of California, Davis, Davis, Calif.

The recipients of the 2010-2011 AACR-Thomas J. Bardos Science Education Awards for Undergraduate Students include:

Krister J. Barkovich, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.
Abstract # 1973. Targeting activated alleles of EGFR derived from glioma and lung cancer: Correlating kinase active-site occupancy with efficacy

Raul Caso, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Fla.
Abstract # 3816. Blood monocytes from tumor-bearing mice exhibit a mixture of inflammatory and anti-inflammatory genes and downregulate differentiation markers

Kevin Chen, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, N.J.
Abstract # 749. Predicting and improving potential anti-cancer proteomimetics with computational modeling

Dustin L. Gable, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Abstract # 2096. The role of microRNA-1 as a candidate tumor suppressor in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

Daniel T. Huynh, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.
Abstract # 4292. Parthenolide and structurally related natural products as anti-cancer stem cell agents: A new era in treatment of multiple myeloma

Orli Kadoch, University of California, Davis, Davis, Calif.
Abstract # 1195. Oct-1 as a potential biomarker for oxaliplatin-based therapy in non-small cell lung cancer

Elizabeth J. Kennedy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Abstract # 3174. Visualization of the activation/deactivation cycle of RhoC in inflammatory breast cancer

Alan Kiang, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, Calif.
Abstract # 4262. Characterization and regulation of a CXCR4-expressing subpopulation in head and neck cancer stem cells

Natalie A. Vandeven, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Abstract # 3259. HIV protease inhibitors induce apoptotic and non-apoptotic cell death in ovarian cancer cells in vitro and in vivo

Sarah Chao ying Xu, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Abstract # 459. Caveolin-1 mediated signaling and proliferation is regulated through the oxygen sensing pathway

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The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research is to prevent and cure cancer. Founded in 1907, the AACR is the world’s oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research. The membership includes 31,000 basic, translational and clinical researchers; health care professionals; and cancer survivors and advocates in the United States and more than 90 other countries. The AACR marshals the full spectrum of expertise from the cancer community to accelerate progress in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer through high-quality scientific and educational programs. It funds innovative, meritorious research grants, research fellowship and career development awards. The AACR Annual Meeting attracts more than 17,000 participants who share the latest discoveries and developments in the field. Special conferences throughout the year present novel data across a wide variety of topics in cancer research, treatment and patient care. The AACR publishes six major peer-reviewed journals: Cancer Research; Clinical Cancer Research; Molecular Cancer Therapeutics; Molecular Cancer Research; Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention; and Cancer Prevention Research. The AACR also publishes CR, a magazine for cancer survivors and their families, patient advocates, physicians and scientists. CR provides a forum for sharing essential, evidence-based information and perspectives on progress in cancer research, survivorship and advocacy.

Media Contact:
Michele Leiberman
(267) 646-0622

In Washington, D.C. April 17-21:
(202) 249-4098

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