2008 Research Grants Awarded

2008 Research Grants Awarded by The Skin Cancer Foundation

The Dr. Patricia Wexler Research Grant Award

A one-year, $10,000 grant for a research project
“Inhibition of Human Melanoma Metastasis with Semaphorin 3F, A New Anti-Angiogenic and Anti-Lymphangiogenic Factor”
Diane Renee Bielenberg, PhD, Assistant Professor Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA


The Dr. Patricia Wexler Research Grant Award
A one-year, $10,000 grant for a research project
“Transcutaneous Delivery of Bcl-2 Antisense Oligonucleotide for Skin Cancer Treatment”
Omathanu P. Perumal, PhD, Assistant Professor, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

Funding for these Awards has been provided by The Brown Foundation


The Theodore S. Tromovitch Memorial Award
A one-year, $5,000 grant for a research project
“Developing a Molecular Diagnostic for Sentinel Lymph Node Status in Melanoma Patients”
Mayumi Fujita, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dermatology, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO

Funding for this Award is provided by Stephen N. Snow, MD


The Melissa K. Bambino Memorial Award
A one-year, $8,000 grant for a research project
“Application Of Proteomics And Mass Spectrometry For The Identification Of New Melanoma Biomarkers”
Arash Radfar, MD, PhD, Department of Dermotology, Pittsburgh, PA

Funding for this Award has been provided by The Melissa K. Bambino Melanoma Foundation through their Annual SUN RUN 5K Run/Walk


The Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf Research Award
A one-year, $6,000 grant for a research project,
“Cure Rates Of Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma Following 1 Versus 3 Cycles Of Electrodessication And Curettage: A Randomized Prospective Study.”
Rosemarie Liu, MD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Funding for this Award has been provided by The Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf Research Award Society