Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has three Cancer Center Programs that focus on various aspects of understanding cancer. The Cancer Genetics Program (GR), headed by Dr. Gregory Hannon, focuses on approaches to understanding tumor development, progression and therapy response, using sophisticated tools for genome analysis, innovative animal models and genomics, and computational methods. The Gene Regulation and Cell Proliferation Program (GR), led by Dr. David Spector, has three main focus areas - DNA replication, epigenetics and RNA biology - with a central aim of understanding the regulation of gene expression and aim of understanding the regulation of gene expression and cell proliferation in both normal and cancer cells using various experimental systems as well as structural biology. Members of the Signal Transduction Program (ST), led by Dr. Nicholas Tonks, define the mechanisms by which critical signaling pathways are perturbed in cancer and influence essential functions of cancer cells. The program leaders play an important role in promoting the success of their program by setting its overall direction, allocating resources within the program, as well as through their active involvement in faculty recruitment. They also integrate Individual scientific needs of members within the program through the improvement and development of scientific shared resources. Each program leader facilitates interactions between program members through both formal and informal meetings with individual investigators or groups of investigators. The progress in all three programs has been outstanding and has profoundly advanced our understanding of cancer. The success results in large part from the interactive environment promoted by the Cancer Center.

Public Health Relevance

The Program leaders oversee three research programs in the Cancer Center that focus on understanding molecular and genetic mechanisms of cancer and promote this knowledge to develop new therapeutic strategies.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Type
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
5P30CA045508-27
Application #
8712147
Study Section
Subcommittee G - Education (NCI)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2014-08-01
Budget End
2015-07-31
Support Year
27
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
$140,237
Indirect Cost
$132,618
Name
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Department
Type
DUNS #
065968786
City
Cold Spring Harbor
State
NY
Country
United States
Zip Code
11724
Chaudhary, Fauzia; Lucito, Robert; Tonks, Nicholas K (2015) Missing-in-Metastasis regulates cell motility and invasion via PTP?-mediated changes in SRC activity. Biochem J 465:89-101
Fan, Gaofeng; Wrzeszczynski, Kazimierz O; Fu, Cexiong et al. (2015) A quantitative proteomics-based signature of platinum sensitivity in ovarian cancer cell lines. Biochem J 465:433-42
Streppel, M M; Lata, S; DelaBastide, M et al. (2014) Next-generation sequencing of endoscopic biopsies identifies ARID1A as a tumor-suppressor gene in Barrett's esophagus. Oncogene 33:347-57
Jensen, Mads A; Wilkinson, John E; Krainer, Adrian R (2014) Splicing factor SRSF6 promotes hyperplasia of sensitized skin. Nat Struct Mol Biol 21:189-97
Chio, Iok In Christine; Yordanov, Georgi; Tuveson, David (2014) MAX-ing out MYC: a novel small molecule inhibitor against MYC-dependent tumors. J Natl Cancer Inst 106:
Eckersley-Maslin, MĂ©lanie A; Thybert, David; Bergmann, Jan H et al. (2014) Random monoallelic gene expression increases upon embryonic stem cell differentiation. Dev Cell 28:351-65
Schwertassek, Ulla; Haque, Aftabul; Krishnan, Navasona et al. (2014) Reactivation of oxidized PTP1B and PTEN by thioredoxin 1. FEBS J 281:3545-58
Yang, Ming; Haase, Astrid D; Huang, Fang-Ke et al. (2014) Dephosphorylation of tyrosine 393 in argonaute 2 by protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B regulates gene silencing in oncogenic RAS-induced senescence. Mol Cell 55:782-90
Bergmann, Jan H; Spector, David L (2014) Long non-coding RNAs: modulators of nuclear structure and function. Curr Opin Cell Biol 26:10-8
Miething, Cornelius; Scuoppo, Claudio; Bosbach, Benedikt et al. (2014) PTEN action in leukaemia dictated by the tissue microenvironment. Nature 510:402-6

Showing the most recent 10 out of 120 publications