URMC / Labs / Center for Tumor Immunology Research / News News 2018-2019 Scott Gerber received a 2 million dollar R01 research grant from the National Cancer Institute focusing on an innovative immunotherapeutic strategy to treat pancreatic cancer. Taylor Uccello was awarded a travel award from the Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) Society to attend the Advanced Course in Immunology this summer. David Linehan recently received a multi-million-dollar R01 grant from the National Cancer Institute of exploring novel therapies for pancreatic cancer. Congratulations to Taylor Uccello for winning the top prize at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Institute 23rd Annual Scientific Symposium in Solid Tumor Biology and Therapy. Aditi Murthy successfully defended her graduate thesis. Good luck at your post doc at Uniformed Services University studying the role of Sca-1 in breast cancer. Members of the Center will attend and present data at the AACR Japanese Cancer Association. Luis Ruffolo and Peter Prieto have published a case report in Cancer Reports on a rare breast cancer manifestation. Scott Gerber was awarded orphan drug designation for his research in cytokine and radiotherapy treatments in pancreatic cancer. Katherine Jackson has provided surgical care during a recent mission trip to India. Shuyang Qin recently joined the laboratory of Peter Prieto. Congratulation Brad Mills for winning the 2018 Rochester Vaccine Fellowship for his research in a novel cytokine strategy to treat pancreatic cancer. Collaborative work on the microbiome and oral cancer between Steve Gill and Scott Gerber won the top poster prize in the Wilmot Cancer Institute research day.