The Partnership has built a successful, multi-institutional, transdisciplinary cancer research program and is proud to share the impact of our collaborations. As our accomplishments below demonstrate, our focus is not only on cancer research itself, but also on research education, career development, provision of research resources, and community outreach.

Partnership accomplishments (2010 – 2020)

*Formal Outreach Core funding began in 2013.

Research project highlights

  • “The Development of Synergistic Light-Activated and Anti-microRNA Combination Therapies for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma” project team’s manuscript on “Photo Destruction of Stromal Fibroblasts Enhances Tumor Response to PDT in a Pancreatic 3D Co-culture model” was accepted for publication in Photochemistry and Photobiology.
  • “Sitting Less, Moving More: Designing a digital health intervention for Black and African American Women breast cancer survivors and their at-risk relatives” postdoctoral trainee Yao Zhang is presenting a poster on strategies to create effective infographics for health education and communication at the 2021 Eastern Nursing Research Society Annual Meeting.
  • “The New Measures and Professional Development Opportunities to Promote Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention and Control in Underserved Communities” project team has begun key informant interviews with practitioners and researchers to modify the list of core skills needed for the use of evidence-based interventions.
  • “The Development of Selective PARP2 Inhibitors for Prostate Cancer Treatment” project is undergoing the patent application process for new compounds developed.

“The Partnership and my research experience helped me navigate my career goals through excellent mentorship from my PI who provides insight on next steps and ways to reduce debt in graduate level programs.”

– Shinelle, postbaccalaureate