MUSC Hollings Cancer Center

Current & Past Trainees

Congratulations to the 2014-2016 Hollings Cancer Center K12 Paul Calabresi Clinical & Translational Oncology Training Program and Abney Scholars!

K12 Scholars

David Neskey, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
“Personalization of Head and Neck Cancer Care through Identification of Novel Genomic Fingerprints”
   •   Primary Mentor: Steven Rosenzweig, PhD
   •   Secondary Mentors: Terry Day, MD & Stephen Ethier, PhD

Jessica Thaxton, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics
"Programming CD8 T-cell Metabolism for Cancer Immunotherapy"
   •   Primary Mentor: Zihai Li, MD, PhD
   •   Secondary Mentors: Lee Leddy, MD & Shikhar Mehrotra, PhD

John Wrangle, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Medicine
“Epigenetically Reversible Immune Evasion Phenotypes & Biomarker Development in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer”
   •   Primary Mentor: Zihai Li, MD, PhD
   •   Secondary Mentors: Harry Drabkin, MD
       Stephen Ethier, PhD 

K12/Abney Scholar

Samuel Lewis Cooper, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
“Impact of Smoking Cessation Program on Quality of Life in Patients Receiving Radiotherapy”
   •   Primary Mentor: K. Michael Cummings, PhD
   •   Secondary Mentors: Elizabeth Garrett-Mayer, PhD
       Graham Warren, MD, PhD


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