CROR is not currently accepting proposals for seed grants.
2016 Seed Grant Awardees
Krishna Bhat, Ph.D., Department of Translational Molecular Pathology, “Radio-sensitization of Glioma Stem Cells via NF-κB Blockade.”
Jun Zhao, Ph.D., Department of Cancer Systems Imaging, “Improve Radiation Efficacy in Pancreatic Tumor using Nanoparticle-bound Radiosensitizer.”
Oleg Vassiliev, Ph.D., Department of Radiation Physics “Improving Target Coverage in Radiotherapy of Spinal Tumors Through the Use of FFF Beams.”
Fada Guan, Ph.D., Department of Radiation Physics, “Linking the Physical Interactions and Biologic Response to Therapeutic Protons at the Cellular and DNA Level.”
Health Services Research
Simona Shaitelman, M.D., Department of Radiation Oncology “Reducing the Impact of Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema: Accurate Characterization as an Essential First Step.”
Grace Smith, Ph.D., Department of Radiation Oncology “Economic Strain and Resilience in Cancer Patients: Incorporating and Measuring Patient Perspectives on the Hidden Burdens of Treatment”
Chance William, M.D., Department of Radiation Oncology “Cancer care utilization in Puerto Rico: a database review investigation using a population-based cancer registry with de-identified information linked to insurance claims data”
Shark Tank Winners
Congratulations to our Shark Tank winners, Dr. Mohan and Dr. Grosshans, who secured $100,000 to prepare for a P01 submission in the next 2 years.
Radhe Mohan, Ph.D., Department of Radiation Physics; David Grosshans, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Radiation Oncology, “Improving Survival Outcomes Harnessing the Biological, Immunologic and Physical Properties of Heavy Charged Particles”
2015 Seed Grants Awardees
PI: Mariana Chavez Mac Gregor, M.D.
“Impact of Oncotype DX Testing on the Timing of Radiation Therapy Delivery Among Breast Cancer Patients: A Population-Based Study”
PI: Stephen B Williams, M.D.
“Trends, Utilization, and Risk of Hospitalization, Toxicity and Outcomes Following Radiotherapy Compared to Other Primary Treatments for Prostate Cancer”
Congratulations to the Research-Match Seed Grant Awardees!
Niki Millward, Ph.D. | Shanta Bhattarai, Ph.D. | Pankaj Singh, Ph.D.
"Development of Targeted Theranostic Nanoparticles for the Imaging and Treatment of Breast Cancer”
Dawid Schellingerhout, M.D. | Laurence Court, Ph.D. | Amol Ghia, Ph.D.
"Predicting Radiation-Induced Cord Myelopathy Using a Molecular Imaging Readout of Retrograde Axonal Transport”
Each team were awarded $60,000. A big thank you to all our CROR Research-Match participants!
2014 Seed Grants Awardees
PI: Gabriel Sawakuchi, Ph.D.
“The Role of Reactive Oxygen Species in Gold Nanoparticle Radiosensitization in Clinical MV Beams”
PI: Kei-Ichi Takata, Ph.D.
“Improvement of Patient-Targeted Treatment Options with a New Technology to Detect Radio Resistant Cancers.”
PI: Eugene Koay, M.D.
“An Integrated Radiomic Platform for Radiological and Pathological Correlations”
PI: Arvind Rao, Ph.D.
“A Framework for the Analysis of Multiparametric MRI Data in a 300 Patient Prostate Cancer Image-Guided Clinical Trial and the Application for the Disease Control With Tumor Response Assessment”