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Last Updated: 11/15/17

GI SPOREs

SPOREs in GI cancers focus on translational research in the gastrointestinal system and include cancers of the colon, rectum, stomach, esophagus, small intestine, liver, gallbladder and other digestive organs. Over 304,930 newly diagnosed cases of cancer in the digestive system and 153,030 deaths are expected in the United States in the year 2016, according to American Cancer Society estimates. Colorectal cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer death and is expected to cause 50,270 deaths in the United States in 2016. 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

Adam Bass, M.D. [Click Here]
Division of Molecular and Cellular Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Dana 810B
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215-5450
Tel: 617-632-2477
Fax: 617-582-9830 (fax)
Email: adam_bass@dfci.harvard.edu

Nabeel Bardeesy, PhD
Associate Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Assistant Professor, MGH Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
Instructor in Medicine, Adult Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Simches Research Building
185 Cambridge Street, CPZN-420
Boston, MA 02114
Tel: 617-643-2579
Fax: 617-643-3170
Email: bardeesy.nabeel@mgh.harvard.edu

For more information on this specific SPORE’s institution, please visit:
http://www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/research/research-programs/clinical-based-programs/gastrointestinal-malignancies/

Johns Hopkins University

Alison P. Klein, MHS, PhD [Click Here]
Associate Professor of Oncology, Pathology and Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
1550 Orleans Street CRB 11, Room 303
Baltimore, MD 21231
Tel: 410-955-3511
Fax: 410-955-0671
Email: aklein1@jhmi.edu

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

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/