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A Comprehensive Cancer Center Designated by the National Cancer Institute

Research Projects

The Breast Cancer SPORE comprises four primary research projects:

Project 1: Complex Personalized Cancer Risk Profiles in Diverse Populations
Olufunmilayo Olopade, MBBS
Dezheng Huo, PhD
Linda Patrick-Miller, PhD
Angela Bradbury, MD

Project 2: Targeting Heat Shock Protein 90 Client Proteins in Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Suzanne Conzen, MD
Olufunmilayo Olopade, MBBS
Rita Nanda, MD

Project 3: Mechanisms of Immune Evasion
Yang-Xin Fu, MD, PhD
Rita Nanda, MD

Project 4: Pharmacogenomics of Breast Cancer Therapies
M. Eileen Dolan, PhD
Gini Fleming, MD
Peter O’Donnell, MD

Note: Two of the four projects included in the first cycle were not continued into the second funding period.  Below are the accomplishments from those projects.
* Project 1: Imaging-based Determination of Breast Cancer Risk
Leader: Maryellen Giger, PhD

* Project 2: Specificity of MRI with Optimal Temporal, Spatial, and Spectral Sampling for Early Breast Cancer
Leader: Gregory Karczmar, PhD

* Project was eliminated