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About the Sphingolipids PPG

Overview Goal:

The goal of this program project is to determine novel lipid signaling mechanisms,which regulate cancer cell proliferation, resistance to apoptosis, and metastasis in solid tumors, and to utilize mechanistic information gained from these studies for the development of novel therapeutic strategies to treat patients with solid tumors, such as prostate, urinary (bladder/kidney) and liver cancers.

 ♦  External Advisory Board Members

 ♦  Internal Advisory Board Members

 Yixing Jiang, MD, PhD
 Associate Professor of Medicine
 Director of Gastrointestinal Oncology
 University of Maryland

 Richard N. Kolesnick, MD
 Laboratory of Signal Transduction
 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

 Natasha Kyprianou, MD
 James F. Hardymon Chair in Urology Research
 Professor of Surgery;
 Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry
 University of Kentucky College of Medicine

 Michael Nishimura, PhD
 Professor of Surgery
 Loyola University Chicago

 J. Alan Diehl, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry &
 Molecular Biology
 Associate Director of Basic Sciences,
 Hollings Cancer Center

 Thomas Keane, MD
 Professor and Chair
 Department of Urology
 Dennis Watson, PhD
 Professor of Pathology & 
 Laboratory Medicine
 Associate Director of Education & Training
 Hollings Cancer Center




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