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Last Updated: 11/28/13

GI SPOREs

SPOREs in GI cancers focus on translational research in the gastrointestinal system and includes cancers of the colon, rectum, stomach, esophagus, small intestine, liver, gallbladder and other digestive organs. Over 290,200 newly diagnosed cases of cancer in the digestive system, and 144,570 deaths, are expected in the United States in the year 2013, according to American Cancer Society estimates. The colorectal cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer death and is expected to cause 50,830 deaths in the US in 2013. Currently, GI SPOREs focus on cancers of the colon, rectum, esophagus, liver, gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), and pancreas, which account for the majority of new diagnoses.

Case Western Reserve University

Sanford D. Markowitz, M.D., Ph.D. [Click Here]
Principal Investigator
Ingalls Professor of Cancer Genetics
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Departments of Medicine, Genetics, and Molecular and Microbiology
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Room 3-128
Wolstein Research Building
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7285
Telephone: 216-368-1976
Email: SXM10@CWRU.EDU

For more information on this specific SPORE’s institution, please visit:
http://cancer.case.edu/research/gispore/index.html

Dana-Farber Harvard Cancer Institute

Charles S. Fuchs, MD, [Click Here]
Director, Gastrointestinal Malignancy Program
Department of Medical Oncology
Gastrointestinal Cancer Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Department of Medical Oncology
44 Binney Street, Suite 1220
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: (617) 632-5740
Fax: (617) 632-3352
Email: charles_fuchs@dfci.harvard.edu

For more information on this specific SPORE’s institution, please visit:
http://www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/spores/gastrointestinal/

Johns Hopkins University

Scott E. Kern, MD [Click Here]
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Oncology
1650 Orleans Street, Room 451
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Research Center
Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Tel: (410) 614-3314
Fax: (443) 287-4653
Email: sk@jhmi.edu

For more information on this specific SPORE’s institution, please visit:
http://www.path.jhu.edu/pancreas/

University of Michigan

Dean Brenner, MD [Click Here]
University of Michigan Medical Center
Department of Internal Medicine and Pharmacology
2150 Cancer and Geriatrics Center, Box 0930
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0930
Tel: (734) 647-1417
Email: DBRENNER@UMICH.EDU

Vanderbilt University

Robert L. Coffey, MD [Click Here]
Professor of Medicine and Cell and Developmental Biology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
2213 Garland Avenue
10415-G MRB IV
Nashville, TN 37232
Tel: (615) 343-6228
Fax: (615) 343-1591
Email: robert.coffey@vanderbilt.edu

For more information on this specific SPORE’s institution, please visit:
http://www.vicc.org/spores/gi/