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DeGregorio Family Foundation Grant Recipients

Grant Awarded to Define Gene Dependencies in Whole-Genome Doubled Esophageal Adenocarcinomas

NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2021The DeGregorio Family Foundation has awarded $250,000 to Neil J. Ganem, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine, Section of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Department of Pharmacology, Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Ganem is working on defining gene dependencies in whole-genome doubled esophageal adenocarcinomas to ultimately discover new drug targets. Rates of esophageal adenocarcinomas have risen dramatically in recent decades and it is a highly deadly cancer.

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Grant Awarded to Better Define Gastric Cancer Risks of the Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer Gene CTNNA1

NEW YORK, September 29, 2021 – The DeGregorio Family Foundation has awarded $250,000 to Bryson Katona, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director at the Gastrointestinal Cancer Genetics Program at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Katona is a physician-scientist who seeks to better define the gastric cancer risks associated with the CTNNA1 gene in order to aid both patients and medical professionals in their abilities to manage the cancer risks associated with the gene.

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Grant Awarded to Explore Hopeful New Treatment Strategies for Gastric and Esophageal Cancers

(NEW YORK, March 2, 2021) – The DeGregorio Family Foundation, with funding support from the Price Family Foundation and the Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association, has awarded $200,000 to Dr. Nilay Sethi, Principal Investigator at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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New Grant Seeks to Transform Patient Care and Leapfrog Drug Development for Gastroesophageal Cancers

(NEW YORK, March 24, 2021) – The DeGregorio Family Foundation, with funding support from the Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association, has awarded $230,000 to Dr. Manish Shah, Chief of the Solid Tumor Oncology Service and Director of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program at Weill Cornell Medicine.

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$150,000 A $150,000 Grant Awarded to Fund Promising New Research into Enhancing Efficacy of Immunotherapy

NEW YORK, March 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cedars Sinai’s Dr. YanYi Jiang, Postdoctoral Scientist and Dr. H. Phillip Koeffler, Mark Goodson Chair in Oncology Research at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, have been awarded $150,000 by The DeGregorio Family Foundation and the Price Family Foundation.

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Potential Breakthrough in the Search for New Treatment Options for Esophageal Cancer Patients

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —  Kishore Guda, DVM, PhD, an associate professor of oncology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has been awarded $200,000 by The DeGregorio Family Foundation and the Price Family Foundation—partnering with the Savone Family and The Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association.

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DeGregorio Family Foundation Awards Grant to Sam Yoon of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Sandra Ryeom of University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

NEW YORK, March 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sam S. Yoon, MD, a surgical oncologist specializing in gastric and gastroesophageal junction cancers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Sandra Ryeom, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Cancer Biology at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine have been awarded $100,000 by The DeGregorio Family Foundation for Gastric and Esophageal Cancer Research.

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DeGregorio Family Foundation, Savone Family and Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association Awards Grant to Stephen Meltzer of Johns Hopkins University and Hans Clevers of the Princess Maxima Center of Pediatric Oncology

NEW YORK, March 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Stephen J. Meltzer, M.D., a Professor of Medicine and Oncology at Johns Hopkins University, and Johannes Carolus (Hans) Clevers, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Research at the Princess Maxima Center of Pediatric Oncology in the Netherlands, have been awarded $100,000 by The DeGregorio Family Foundation for Gastric and Esophageal Cancer Research, the Savone Family and the Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association.

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