RESEARCH, EDUCATION, RECOGNITION
Dec 08, 2017

Pilot Awards

The Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies awarded pilot research grants of $40,000 to four faculty. We congratulate Drs. Paul Bray, Tim Luetkens, Doug Sborov and Mike Deininger for their selections as awardees. ... Read More

Hematology Division Faculty Hike
RECOGNITION
Oct 25, 2017

Hematology Division Faculty Hike

The Hematology Division enjoyed a group hike up to Dog Lake in the Wasatch Mountains on September 26. A recent snowfall resulted in a beautiful hike on a snow packed trail. ... Read More

Congratulations Drs. Deininger & O'Hare
RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Oct 05, 2017

Congratulations Drs. Deininger & O'Hare

Congratulations to Drs. Mike Deininger and Thomas O'Hare for their receipt of a three year V Foundation Translational Grant award on Targeting SIRT5 in Acute Myeloid Leukemia. The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded by legendary basketball coach Jim Valvano with the goal of achieving victory over cancer through research.... Read More

Congratulations Dr. Shami
RESEARCH
Sep 25, 2017

Congratulations Dr. Shami

Dr. Paul Shami and JSK Therapeutics were granted an award from the Small Business Innovation Research Program of the National Cancer Institute to conduct IND-enabling studies of their nitric oxide-generating drug JS-K. JS-K has shown efficacy in animal models of acute myeloid leukemia, multiple myeloma, non-small cell lung cancer and several other solid tumors. Completion of work conducted with this award will allow initiation of Phase I clinical trials of this first-in-class anti-cancer agent. Congratulations to Dr. Shami and his team for this Direct-to-Phase II SBIR award. ... Read More

RESEARCH, EDUCATION
Sep 01, 2017

2017 Multiple Myeloma Symposium

The 2017 Multiple Myeloma Symposium will be held at the Huntsman Cancer Institute on Saturday October 14, 2017 from 8:45 AM to 4 PM. Attendance is free, but registration is required. This symposium will provide an overview of recent developments in therapeutic approaches to myeloma. The program consists of local myeloma experts along with outside authorities. Dr. Adam Cohen from the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Yi Lin from the Mayo Clinic are featured guest speakers and will address CAR T cell therapies.... Read More

Congratulations Dr. Josef Prchal
RECOGNITION
Aug 02, 2017

Congratulations Dr. Josef Prchal

Congratulations to Dr. Josef Prchal on his selection by the American Society of Hematology for the prestigious 2017 Henry M. Stratton Medal. This award honors elite researchers in hematology research and Dr. Prchal has distinguished himself with his research into a range of disorders of erythrocytes including primary and secondary polycythemias. Dr. Prchal’s many innovations in the field include the description of the von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) mutation in recessive Chuvash familial polycythemia and elaboration on the pathobiology of erythropoietin receptor (EPOR) mutations in autosomal dominant familial polycythemia. His genetic investigations of acquired polycythemia vera led to the association of chromosome 9p abnormalities – where the JAK2 gene is located – with the disease. More recently, Dr. Prchal and his collaborators showed that Tibetans are protected from high altitude polycythemia as a result of a high altitude genetic adaptation due to variants of the EGLN1 and EPAS1 genes.... Read More

Congratulations Sabari
RECOGNITION
Jun 20, 2017

Congratulations Sabari

Congratulations to Dr. Sabari Radhakrishnan who was awarded a two year American Association for Cancer Research-Pfizer Immuno-Oncology Fellowship. This fellowship was established in 1996 and provides funding to promising young investigators who have strong potential to become productive and successful independent cancer research scientists. Dr. Radhakrishnan's research focuses on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy for multiple myeloma. He has generated multiple CAR T cells targeting a multiple myeloma surface antigen and is testing the efficacy of his CAR T cells in a mouse multiple myeloma model system. ... Read More

Congratulations Ami
RECOGNITION
Jun 14, 2017

Congratulations Ami

Congratulations to Dr. Ami Patel who was selected for an ASH training scholarship by the Study Section for the American Society of Hematology's Research Training Award for Fellows (RTAF). ... Read More

EDUCATION, RESEARCH
Mar 03, 2017

2nd Annual Cancer Immunotherapy Conference

The University of Utah School of Medicine is sponsoring a one-day conference on March 25, 2017 on cancer immunotherapy that will bring together basic researchers and clinicians with an interest in immunotherapies as promising approaches for patients with different types of cancer. The conference will provide an update on the most recent developments in the field of cancer immunotherapy and it will facilitate collaborative efforts between basic tumor immunologists and oncologists/hematologists using novel immunotherapeutic approaches to the benefit of their patients. This conference will help us to identify the most promising immunotherapies for our patients leading to improved outcomes and maybe even cures.... Read More

7th Annual Hematology Review
EDUCATION, RESEARCH
Jan 10, 2017

7th Annual Hematology Review

The Seventh Annual Hematology Review conference will take place February 11, 2017 at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, and will feature keynote speaker Jerald Radich, MD, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.... Read More

7th Annual Hematology Review
EDUCATION, RESEARCH
Jan 10, 2017

7th Annual Hematology Review

The Seventh Annual Hematology Review conference will take place February 11, 2017 at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, and will feature keynote speaker Jerald Radich, MD, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.... Read More

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