Matthew J. Sikora

Matthew J. Sikora

Pittsburgh, PA


Published on Aug 07, 2015

Investigating mechanisms that drive castrate-resistant prostate cancer

The last in a series of lab notes from our awardees, discussing their own research.Daniel Tamae, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Assoc., University of PennsylvaniaProstate cancer is the most frequently diagno...

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Published on Aug 06, 2015

Targeting receptor tyrosine kinase signaling cascade - sensitizing breast cancer to therapy

The second in a series of lab notes from our awardees, discussing their own research.Yinghui Zhang, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Assoc., University of Leiden - The NetherlandsAbout 2 out of 3 of breast can...

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Published on Aug 04, 2015

Micromanager with a macro-role: the role of microRNA-194 in prostate cancer metastasis

The first in a series of lab notes from our awardees, discussing their own research.Rajdeep Das, M.D. - Graduate Student, University of Adelaide - AustraliaProstate cancer (PCa) is the second most ...

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Published on Jun 29, 2015

Announcing our Awardees!

We are thrilled to introduce you to our three travel grant awardees! These early-career researchers had the highest-rated scientific abstracts among our meeting applicants. They also represent the ...

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Published on Jun 10, 2015

Quick update - GRS Attendees

It's been a long time since the project wrapped up, but it's been a busy couple months! We're just about 10 weeks away from the meeting, and things are really taking shape. We've got a really excit...

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Published on Apr 01, 2015

Looking ahead

Thank you again for your support of this project! It really is hugely exciting that we'll be able to support our trio of young scientists at the meeting. With the meeting a little over 5 months aw...

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Published on Mar 19, 2015

Time for a victory lap

Hot on the heels of announcing that we've reached our funding goal, we will be extending the project through next Friday, March 27th. This is to accommodate some additional outreach that just recen...

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Published on Mar 19, 2015

We did it!

Thanks to your support, the project has been fully funded! I cannot thank you enough. It's been an anxiety-ridden closing week, but it's really an amazing feeling. I hope you're as excited as I am...

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Published on Mar 11, 2015

Can endocrine therapy be a "personalized" treatment for ovarian cancer?

Hi, I'm Courtney Andersen. I'm a graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. My interest in cancer research piqued as an undergraduate, when the quest for a summer internsh...

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Published on Mar 06, 2015

Setting the Course

If you asked me how I got in to cancer research, I would laugh and tell you that it was an accident. As a college freshman, I applied to work in three different labs, and a lab studying head and ne...

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Daniel Tamae echoed the importance of travel grants in getting young scientists to meetings ( - "...without the trainee travel grant, it would have most likely came down to choosing one or two trainees out of half a dozen or so to send from our lab."
Mar 10, 2015
Train the next generation of cancer scientists
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Thanks Yue! Hopefully I find more people that agree with you. Good luck with your project as well, I'm looking forward to learning more about it. Looks like you're absurdly close right now - I'll have you covered if no one else does in the next 3 days :)
Feb 25, 2015
Train the next generation of cancer scientists
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Pulling for you, good luck! You're targeting working mothers - how does the child's day care scenario play in to their activity levels? Why are you targeting working moms, rather than stay-at-home - in the latter, I'd presume that more of the child's activity is based on the parents.
Feb 25, 2015
Mothers' feelings and their children's activity levels
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