The long-term goal of the Lymphoid Development and Malignancy (LDM) Program is to improve outcomes and seek cures for patients with lymphoid malignancies, including acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL). The Program is motivated by the notion that new therapeutic modalities of high efficacy and low toxicity can be developed by specifically targeting the altered oncogenic pathways of malignant cells. To achieve this end, the following Specific Goals will be pursued: 1. Identify major cellular pathways that regulate the development of lymphoid tissues. Molecular .biology, genetic and systems biology approaches will be used to elucidate cellular pathways that regulate the growth, survival and differentiation of immature lymphocytes (the precursors of ALL) and mature B cells (the precursors of B-NHL). 2. Identify genes and pathways involved in the pathogenesis of lymphoid malignancies. In particular, the genetic lesions and deregulated cellular pathways that are casually associated with the pathogenesis of ALL and B-NHL will be identified. 3. Develop novel therapies that target the deregulated cellular pathways of lymphoid malignancies. Known drugs as well as compounds identified through screening approaches will be tested as single agents and in combinations for their ability to target deregulated pathways in lymphoid malignancies using pre-clinical models and Phase I/I I clinical trials. The LDM Program consists of 28 members (17 full members, 5 clinical members, and 6 associate members) from 10 departments within the College of Physicians &Surgeons at Columbia University, as well as 4 members from the Weill Cornell Medical Center. The Program is supported by large program project grants, including a Leukemia Lymphoma Society Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) grant on """"""""Molecular Targets in Lymphoma"""""""" and a grant from the National Center for multi-scale study of Cellular Networks. For the last budget year of the grant (July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007), the LDM Program received a total of $10.4M (direct costs) in cancer-relevant grant support, including $3.6M (direct costs) in NCI funding, $4.3M (direct costs) in other cancer-related peer-reviewed funding, and $2.5M (direct costs) in cancer-related non-peer-reviewed funding. The total number of cancer-related publications since the previous submission (i.e., 2003-present) was 202, of which 12.9% were intra-programmatic and 10.4% inter-programmatic.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Type
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
5P30CA013696-39
Application #
8375761
Study Section
Subcommittee G - Education (NCI)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2012-07-01
Budget End
2013-06-30
Support Year
39
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$30,167
Indirect Cost
$11,437
Name
Columbia University (N.Y.)
Department
Type
DUNS #
621889815
City
New York
State
NY
Country
United States
Zip Code
10032
Billing, David; Horiguchi, Michiko; Wu-Baer, Foon et al. (2018) The BRCT Domains of the BRCA1 and BARD1 Tumor Suppressors Differentially Regulate Homology-Directed Repair and Stalled Fork Protection. Mol Cell 72:127-139.e8
Connors, Thomas J; Baird, J Scott; Yopes, Margot C et al. (2018) Developmental Regulation of Effector and Resident Memory T Cell Generation during Pediatric Viral Respiratory Tract Infection. J Immunol 201:432-439
Brescia, Paola; Schneider, Christof; Holmes, Antony B et al. (2018) MEF2B Instructs Germinal Center Development and Acts as an Oncogene in B Cell Lymphomagenesis. Cancer Cell 34:453-465.e9
Wu, Hui-Chen; Do, Catherine; Andrulis, Irene L et al. (2018) Breast cancer family history and allele-specific DNA methylation in the legacy girls study. Epigenetics 13:240-250
Sitko, Austen A; Kuwajima, Takaaki; Mason, Carol A (2018) Eye-specific segregation and differential fasciculation of developing retinal ganglion cell axons in the mouse visual pathway. J Comp Neurol 526:1077-1096
Tzoneva, Gannie; Dieck, Chelsea L; Oshima, Koichi et al. (2018) Clonal evolution mechanisms in NT5C2 mutant-relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Nature 553:511-514
Wang, Gang; Biswas, Anup K; Ma, Wanchao et al. (2018) Metastatic cancers promote cachexia through ZIP14 upregulation in skeletal muscle. Nat Med 24:770-781
Chen, Yen-Hua; Kratchmarov, Radomir; Lin, Wen-Hsuan W et al. (2018) Asymmetric PI3K Activity in Lymphocytes Organized by a PI3K-Mediated Polarity Pathway. Cell Rep 22:860-868
Cho, Galaxy Y; Schaefer, Kellie A; Bassuk, Alexander G et al. (2018) CRISPR GENOME SURGERY IN THE RETINA IN LIGHT OF OFF-TARGETING. Retina 38:1443-1455
Zyablitskaya, Mariya; Munteanu, E Laura; Nagasaki, Takayuki et al. (2018) Second Harmonic Generation Signals in Rabbit Sclera As a Tool for Evaluation of Therapeutic Tissue Cross-linking (TXL) for Myopia. J Vis Exp :

Showing the most recent 10 out of 331 publications