eNewsletter - Education and Research

Faculty Awards (November 2014 - January 2105)

Investigator Research Sponsor
Shantu Amin Alcohol and PAH-Induced Carcinogenesis NIH subaward from the State University of New York
Chandra Belani A Randomized, Open-label Multicenter, Phase 2 Trial Comparing Veliparib Plus Carboplatin and Paclitaxel vs. Investigator's Choice of Standard Chemotherapy in Subjects Receiving First Cytotoxic Chemotherapy for Metastatic or Advanced NSCLC and Who are Current or Former Smokers AbbVie, Inc.
Chandra Belani A Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-controlled, Multicenter Phase II Study to Evaluate Efficacy and Safety of Roniciclib in Subjects with Extensive-stage Disease Small Cell Lung Cancer Who are Receiving Cisplatin+Etoposide or Carboplatin+Etoposide as First Line Therapy Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Joseph Drabick A Phase I/II Study of the concomitant Administration of Drug A Plus Drug B for Adult Patients with Metastatic Melanoma NewLink Genetic Corp
Joseph Drabick A Multicenter, Randomized, Open-Label Phase 3 Study to Investigate the Efficacy and Safety of Drug A Compared to Investigator's Choice in Subjects with Metastatic, Locally Advanced Sarcoma PRA International
Raymond Hohl Cancer Control Program COP Department of Health
Raymond Hohl Phase 2 Efficacy and Safety Study of an Anthracycline Analog in Patients with Soft Tissue Sarcoma Gem Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Monika Joshi Safety and Efficacy of Drug A in Combination with Drug B as First Line Treatment in Elderly Subjects with Advanced NSCLC Celgene Corporation
Shaun Mahony Molecular Mechanisms of Direct Neuronal Programming NIH subaward from New York University
Craig Meyers Assess the Activity of Microbicides Against Viruses in Suspension Nanosonics, Inc.
Clare Sample Epstein-Barr Virus and Human Papillomavirus: Possible Cofactors in Tumor Development Barsumian Trust
Jianxun Song Directed Differentiation of HIV-specific CTL from iPSC for Cell-Based Therapies W.W. Smith Charitable Trust
Nelson Yee Multicentre, Randomized, Controlled, Open-label, Study Comparing the Efficacy and Safety of Slow Repeated Intravenous Infusion of 2 Doses of Drug X Chiltern International Limited
Nelson Yee An International, Multi-Center, Double-Blind Randomized, Phase III Trial of Drug A Plus Low-Dose Drug B Vs. Placebo Plus Low-Dose Drug B in Patients with Metastatic Pancreatic Caner Immunomedics
Nelson Yee A Phase I/II, Two-Part, Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Drug A in Combination with Drug B and Drug C in Patients with Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Faculty Publications (November 2014 - January 2015)

  1. Al-Marrawi, M. Y., Cream, L. V., Mallon, C. A., Holder, S., Joshi, M., Harvey, H. H., Talamo, G., and Drabick, J. J. (2015). Effect of Topical Vaginal Androgens in a Woman on the Testosterone Levels of Her Sexual Partner With Prostate Cancer.  Epub ahead of print.
  2. Guilliam, T. A., Jozwiakowski, S. K., Ehlinger, A., Barnes, R. P., Rudd, S. G., Bailey, L. J., Skehel, J. M., Eckert, K. A., Chazin, W. J., and Doherty, A. J. (2014). Human PrimPol is a highly error-prone polymerase regulated by single-stranded DNA binding proteins. Nucleic Acids Research.  Epub ahead of print.
  3. Lee, S. Y., Slagle-Webb, B., Sheehan, J. M., Zhu, J., Muscat, J. E., Glantz, M., and Connor, J. R. (2014). HFE polymorphisms affect survival of brain tumor patients. Journal of Neurooncology.  Epub ahead of print.
  4. Lehman, H. L., Yang, X., Welsh, P. A., and Stairs, D. B. (2015). p120-Catenin Down-Regulation and Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Overexpression Results in a Transformed Epithelium That Mimics Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Am J Pathol 185, 240-251.
  5. Liu, K., Ludgate, L., Yuan, Z., and Hu, J. (2014). Regulation of Multiple Stages of Hepadnavirus Replication by Carboxyl-Terminal Domain of Viral Core Protein in Trans. J Virol 24. Epub ahead of print.
  6. Mallett, K. A., Ackerman, S., Turrisi, R., and Robinson, J. K. (2014). Rates of Sunburn Among Dermatology Patients. JAMA Dermatol.  Epub ahead of print.
  7. Narayan, V., Ravindra, K. C., Liao, C., Kaushal, N., Carlson, B. A., and Prabhu, K. S. (2014). Epigenetic regulation of inflammatory gene expression in macrophages by selenium. The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry 24.  Epub ahead of print.
  8. Pentz, R. D., Hendershot, K. A., Wall, L., White, T. E., Peterson, S. K., Thomas, C. B., McCormick, J., Green, M. J., Lewis, C., Farmer, Z. L., et al. (2014). Development and testing of a tool to assess patient preferences for phase I clinical trial participation. Psychooncology 19.  Epub ahead of print.
  9. Rebolledo-Jaramillo, B., Su, M. S., Stoler, N., McElhoe, J. A., Dickins, B., Blankenberg, D., Korneliussen, T. S., Chiaromonte, F., Nielsen, R., Holland, M. M., et al. (2014). Maternal age effect and severe germ-line bottleneck in the inheritance of human mitochondrial DNA. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111, 15474-15479.
  10. Yao, P. L., Ehresman, D. J., Rae, J. M., Chang, S. C., Frame, S. R., Butenhoff, J. L., Kennedy, G. L., and Peters, J. M. (2014). Comparative in vivo and in vitro analysis of possible estrogenic effects of perfluorooctanoic acid. Toxicology 326, 62-73.
  11. Zafar, M. K., Ketkar, A., Lodeiro, M. F., Cameron, C. E., and Eoff, R. L. (2014). Kinetic analysis of human PrimPol DNA polymerase activity reveals a generally error-prone enzyme capable of accurately bypassing 7,8-dihydro-8-oxo-2'-deoxyguanosine. Biochemistry 53, 6584-6594.