Dr. Webster Cavenee Named a Fellow of the American Association for Cancer Research Academy

Dr. Webster Cavenee Webster K. Cavenee, PhD, distinguished professor of medicine and director of the UC San Diego branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, is one of five UCSD cancer researchers who have been named inaugural fellows of the American Association for Cancer Research Academy.

Election to the Academy recognizes researchers who have made exceptional contributions to cancer and/or cancer-related biomedical science. It is the highest honor given by the AACR.

Dr. Cavenee and the other honorees will be inducted into the Academy on April 5, the eve of the AACR Annual Meeting 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Dr. Webster Cavenee Elected AAAS Fellow

Webster K. Cavenee, Ph.D.Dr. Webster K. Cavenee was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) at the November 2008 meeting of the AAAS Council.Dr. Cavenee is one of six UC San Diego faculty members to be elected AAAS Fellows in 2008. The new Fellows were recognized in a special ceremony at the 2009 AAAS Annual Meeting in Chicago in February.

Webster K. Cavenee, Ph.D., is Director of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and Professor in the Division of Hematology-Oncology at UC San Diego. He is a member of the Cancer Biology Program at the Moores UCSD Cancer Center.

In 2007, Dr. Cavenee was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

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Drs. Carson and Cavenee Win New Planning Grants from CIRM

Dr. Dennis CarsonDepartment of Medicine professors Dennis A. Carson, M.D., left, and Webster Cavenee, Ph.D., below right, are among several UC San Diego researchers to win new grants from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM).

Dr. Webster CaveneeThe grants come from a CIRM program that provides seed funding for promising stem cell studies.The goal is to hasten the development of new treatments for specific diseases.

Dr. Carson, Director of the Moores UCSD Cancer Center, is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology.  His project will investigate new models for developing treatments that destroy leukemia stem cells.  |  Read the abstract of Dr. Carson’s project.

Dr. Cavenee, Director of the San Diego branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology-Oncology. His study will explore the use of neural stem cells to treat brain tumors. Read the abstract of Dr. Cavenee’s project.

CIRM, a continuing partner and major contributor to UC San Diego’s stem cell research programs, announced the awards on June 27.

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