VCU Massey Cancer Center


American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grants

The American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grants (ACS-IRG) are awarded to junior faculty to pursue basic, pre-clinical, clinical and cancer-control research studies. These grants are intended for new investigators who are within six years of their first academic appointment.

Questions and the completed application package or for assistance accessing information related to our programs, please contact:

Patterson, Olivia J
Program Coordinator
BOX 980037
400 College St
Richmond, VA 23298-0037
Phone: (804) 628-1931

ACS-IRGs recently awarded at Massey:

The following researchers at VCU Massey Cancer Center have been awarded institutional research grants in the past.

  • Paula Bos, Ph.D. - "γ dependency on the antitumor effects of regulatory T cell ablation"
  • Renfeng Li, Ph.D. - "The role of SAMHD1 in EBV lytic replication"
  • Senthil Radhakrishnan, Ph.D. - "Targeting SWI/SNF complex to improve efficacy of proteasome inhibitor therapy"
  • Taeho Kim, Ph.D. - "Development of clinicial 4D MRI procedure and application for precise cancer radiotherapy"
  • Rong Huang, Ph.D. - "Protein N-terminal Methyltransferase 1 in Colorectal Cancer"
  • Yue Sun, Ph.D - "A Novel Pathway Regulating the Sensitivity of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinomas to Anti-EGFR Therapy”
  • Anthony C. Faber, Ph.D. - "EMT-mediated resistance to EGFR inhibitors through BIM suppression"
  • Daniel E. Conway, Ph.D. -  "Measurement of E-cadherin Mechanical Tensions During EMT-Induced Junction Disassembly"
  • Zheng Fu, Ph.D. - "Role of Polo-like Kinase 1 in Regulations of the Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition and Invasion in Prostate Cancer"
  • Larisa Litovchick, MD, Ph.D. - The Role of DYRK1A in Regulation of the TSC Tumor Suppressor Pathway"
  • Joseph W. Landry, Ph.D. - "Structural Studies on the Chromatin Remodeling Complex NURF"
  • Qinglian Liu, Ph.D. - "Structural and functional studies of Hsp70 molecular chaperones"
  • David C. Wheeler, M.P.H., Ph.D. - "Development and assessment of statistical models of spatial-temporal cancer risk"
  • Keith C. Ellis, Ph.D. - "Development of Selective Inhibitors of AGC Subfamily Kinases"
  • Rebecca L. Heise, Ph.D. - "Primary Cilia Mechanical Signaling in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer"
  • Christopher Lemmon, Ph.D. - "Fibronectin Mechanics and Signaling in the Tumor Microenvironment"
  • Zhenjun Lou, Ph.D. - "Molecular Expression for Regulation of Gene Expression by Telomeres"
  • Vasily Yakovlev, M.D., Ph.D. - "Chronic Inflammatory Levels of ROS/RNS Initiate Genetic Instability by Downregulation of BRCA1 Expression"
  • Zhibing Zhang, M.D., Ph.D. - "Sperm-Associated Antigen 6 in Ovarian Cancer"