May 11, 2016

Winship Invest$ names prostate cancer pilot grant awardees

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A half dozen Winship investigators will receive Prostate Cancer Center Pilot Grants as part of Winship Invest$. The peer-reviewed program is designed to provide pilot funds for novel, innovative cancer research projects by Winship researchers. Winship Invest$ is supported by philanthropic contributions and developmental funds in Winship's Cancer Center Support Grant (P30CA138292) supported by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

Grant recipients include:

Genistein supplementation to prevent cardiometabolic dysfunction in patients undergoing ADT for prostate cancer: a pilot and feasibility study.
Jessica Alvarez, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Endocrinology
Emory University School of Medicine

Biogenesis and Regulation of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) in Prostate Cancer
Anita Corbett, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry
Emory University School of Medicine

Contemporary utilization of multiparametric magnetic resonance image-guided prostate biopsy: impact on treatment patterns and health care costs
Christopher Filson, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Department of Urology
Emory University School of Medicine

SOX4 regulation of miRNAs in aggressive prostate cancer
Carlos Moreno, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
Emory University School of Medicine

Prostate Cancer Bone Metastasis-Specific Mitochondrial DNA Mutation
John Petros, MD
Professor, Department of Urology
Emory University School of Medicine

Learning-based MRI-CT Registration for Prostate-cancer Radiotherapy
Xiaofeng Yang, PhD
Medical Physics Resident, Department of Radiation Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine

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