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The mission of C3 is to leverage the collaborative opportunities offered by the existence of one of the only 46 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers (UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center) and two of the only 7 NCI-designated basic research cancer centers (Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) in the same city;

Consistent with this mission, C3's primary function is to provide an ongoing forum for advancing  cancer prevention and control, screening and therapy vis enhancing the interactions and collaborations among the three NCI-designated Cancer Centers in San Diego, as well as promoting interactions with other public and private sector organizations in San Diego.

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2018 C3 / Padres Pedal the Cause
Discovery Grant Recipients
 
“Inducing Cytosolic Chromatin Fragments in Cancer Cells to Turn Cold Tumors Hot”
Jack Bui, Moores Cancer Center
Peter Adams, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
 
“Understanding and Targeting NRF2 in Pancreatic Cancer”
Michael Karin, Moores Cancer Center
Andrew Lowy, Moores Cancer Center
Jorge Moscat, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
 
“Targeting a Therapeutic Vulnerability in PTEN-Deficient Brain Tumors”
Frank Furnari, Moores Cancer Center
Geoff Wahl, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
 
“Natural Killer Cells for Treatment of Medulloblastoma”
Dan S. Kaufman, Moores Cancer Center
Robert J. Wechsler-Reya, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
 
“Transcriptomic and Epigenomic Profiling to Reveal Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocyte and Microglia Functional Phenotype and Clonality In Pediatric Brain Tumors”
Anusha Preethi Ganesan, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego
P. Vijayanand, La Jolla Institute
 
“Responses of Melanoma Patients to Checkpoint Immunotherapy”
Linda Bradley, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Gregory Daniels, Moores Cancer Center
 
“Enhanced Breast Cancer Risk Prediction from Imputed Gene Expression”
Hannah Carter, Moores Cancer Center
Graham McVicker, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
 
“Epigenetic Profiling of Endometrial Cancer”
Diana Hargreaves, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Ramez Eskander, Moores Cancer Center
 
“Targeting Fibroblast Heterogeneity to Improve Surgical Outcomes in Pancreatic Cancer”
Ronald M. Evans, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Michael Bouvet, Moores Cancer Center
 
“A Novel Role for Histidine Kinase Activity in Neuroblastoma Pathogenesis”
Peter Zage, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego
Tony Hunter, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
 
“Development and Implementation of a Peer-Navigation Intervention to Improve Research Literacy in Pediatric Cancer Trials”
Paula Aristizabal, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego
Elena Martinez, UC San Diego Health
 
A detailed description of these cancer research projects, and all 42 of the funded Padres Pedal Discovery Grants, is available on our Impact page.