DeGregorio Supported Research

When you donate to The DeGregorio Foundation, these are the results.

Click on the links of our esteemed group of Grant Recipients to see the details on their research.





Dr. William Grady
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Follow-on Funding:NIH $792K, NIH $144K


1) “A Molecular Clock Infers Heterogeneous Tissue Age Among Patient’s With Barrett’s Esophagus”

2)Global DNA methylation patterns in Barrett’s esophagus, dysplastic Barrett’s, and esophageal adenocarcinoma are associated with BMI, gender, and tobacco use

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2016-2017: $215,000

Dr. Ellen Beswick, Ph.D 
University of New Mexico

Follow-on Funding NIH $228,750

Publications:  In process

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2015-2016: $200,000

Dr. Adam Bass(Dana Farber)/Dr. Tim Wang

Follow-on Funding-$75k Department of Defense for a Fellow

Publications: In process

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2014-2015: $200,000

Dr. Phillip D. Smith
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Follow on Funding: NIH 275k

Publications: Dr. Smith’s publication has just been accepted by Nature, more info when published

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2012: $220,000

Dr. Theresa Pizarro
Western Reserve University School of Medicine

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2013-2014: $225,000

Dr. Tony Godfrey

Follow-on Funding: NIH R21 275K, NIH 2MM

Publications: In process

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2012: $20,000

Dr. Parry Guilford

Publication: Synthetic Lethal Screens Identify Vulnerabilities In GPCR Signaling and Cytoskeletal Organization in E-Cadherin-Deficient Cells

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2011-2012: $165,000

Dr. David Frank
Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA

Publications: Molecular Cell “Fold Change of Nuclear NF-IB Determines TNF-Induced Transcription in Single Cells”

“Targeting Transcription Factors:Promising New Strategies for Cancer Therapy”

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2011-2012: $100,000

Dr. Manish Shah
Weill Cornell Medical College

Follow-on Funding:100k Advanced Digestive Care, 996k Starr Foundation Dr Shah as principal investigator will collaboration from Dr. Adam Bass Broad Institute and Dr. Eric Pamer MSKCC

Publications:”Identification of the Gastric Microbiome samples from using whole genomic sequencing”

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2009-2010: $110,000

Dr. Matthew Meyerson & Dr. Adam Bass

Follow on Funding-$860k plus >5MM for Esophageal Project collaborating with University of Pennsylvania

*Publication in Cancer Research “Gastrointestinal Adenocarcinomas of the Esophagus, Stomach and Colon Exhibit Distinct Patterns of Genome Instability and Oncogenesis”

*Publication in Nature Genetics: “Exome and Whole Sequencing of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma identifies recurrent driver events and mutational complexity”

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2006-2009: $501,540

Early Onset and Familial Gastric Cancer Registry

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Follow-on Funding: 408K

Publications: “Clinical Genetics”  De novo CDH1 mutation in a family presenting with early-onset diffuse gastric cancer.

De novo CDH1 mutation in a family presenting with early-onset diffuse gastric cancer. Clin Genet 2011 Jun 23[Epub ahead of print]

Tobacco use is associated with increased recurrence and death from gastric cancer. Annals of Surgical Oncology [Epub Mar 7, 2012] 2012;19(7):2088-94.

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