Shannon Gallagher-Colombo, PhD

Shannon Gallagher-Colombo, PhD, is a program administrator in scientific review and grants administration at the AACR. She provides scientific support to the AACR’s non-SU2C grants portfolio, including scientific review of grantee progress, interacting with grantees and funders to address areas of need, and providing additional scientific expertise as needed. Prior to joining the AACR, Gallagher-Colombo was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was involved in basic, preclinical, and clinical research investigating the use of photodynamic therapy as a treatment option for solid malignancies. Her research efforts focused on determining the influence of cell signaling on photodynamic therapy efficacy, and the use of molecular targeting agents in combination with photodynamic therapy to improve therapeutic outcomes. Gallagher-Colombo currently resides in Philadelphia.

Turning a Diagnosis into a Dream for a Cure

After being diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer, Debbie Zelman, Esq., started Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF) to fund critical biomedical research focused on the disease. In 2014, DDF became a valued partner of the AACR, supporting the very first Debbie’s Dream Foundation-AACR Gastric Cancer Research Fellowship.

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Exploring Complement Biology to Improve Antibody-based Therapies for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Among the many types of cancer acknowledged during the month of September is lymphoma, a cancer arising from a subset of white blood cells (lymphocytes) that compose an important part …

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An Ounce of Prevention: Researching New Ways to Circumvent the Development of Gastric Cancer

Tamas A. Gonda, MD, 2014 recipient of the Landon Foundation-AACR INNOVATOR Award for Cancer Prevention Research, is examining how epigenetic changes can be targeted to prevent gastric cancer.

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