|Cancer Center Scientists Receive Honors|
Lamartiniere Receives NIEHS Award
Coral Lamartiniere, Ph.D., a professor in the UAB Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center senior scientist, recently received a $1.8-million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to study the role environmental chemicals play in causing breast cancer. The four-year grant will investigate how combinations of chemical exposures commonly reported early in life among humans can alter susceptibility to breast cancer, shedding light on understanding the complex role that environmental chemicals play in breast cancer causation and prevention.
Demark-Wahnefried Appointed to ASCO Committee
Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Ph.D., R.D., a professor in the UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences and UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Associate Director for Cancer Prevention and Control, was recently appointed to the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Survivorship Committee for 2010-2013. Dr. Demark-Wahnefried is a nationally renowned expert in nutrition science, recognized for her research involving nutrition-related concerns of cancer patients and determining effective lifestyle interventions that improve the overall health of cancer survivors and their families. The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is the world’s leading professional organization representing physicians who care for people with cancer. With more than 28,000 members, ASCO is committed to improving cancer care through scientific meetings, educational programs and peer-reviewed journals.