The American Cancer Society Research Program

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has funded over $2.2 billion in cancer research since 1946 when the program was first launched. In 1946, only 25% of cancer patients were alive five years after diagnosis. Today, almost 60% live longer than five years.

Researchers funded by the ACS have made outstanding contributions to what we now know about cancer. In fact, 31 Nobel Prize winners received grant support from the ACS early in their careers.

As the largest private, not-for-profit source of funding for scientists studying cancer, the ACS targets beginning researchers working in institutions throughout the country and directs research dollars into high priority projects.

We are fortunate that in the state of Texas, there are excellent research institutions and significant ACS research funding comes to Texas. About $108 million will be dedicated by the ACS to research this year and $14 million of that is sent to Texas institutions.

American Cancer Society Research Grants and Awards in Texas -- as of 11/16/2000

51 Grants Totaling $14,179,000


University of Texas at Austin
Total Amount of Grants in Effect: $454,000

Fellows, Ingrid M., PhD $62,000
Total Synthesis of the Antitumor Agent Psorospermin and Relevant Analogues 7/1/99-6/30/01

Hoffman, David W, PhD $330,000
Structure of Frameshift Sites in Retroviral Messinger RNA 7/1/98-6/30/01

Washburn, David G. $62,000
A Novel Asymmetric Dithiane Aldol Reaction; 1/1/00-12/31/01
The Total Synthesisof Aplyronine A


College Station

Texas A&M University, College Station
Total Amount of Grants in Effect: $435,000

Sulikowski, Gary A., PhD $250,000
Synthetic and Mechanistic Investigations of Landomycin 7/1/99-6/30/01

Wilson, Van G, PhD $185,000
Protein-DNA Interactions in Papillomavirus Replication 7/1/99-6/30/01



University of Texas at Dallas
Total Amount of Grants in Effect: $1,299,000

DeJong, Jeff L., PhD $310,000
Multiplicity within the Eukaryotic General Transcription Factors 1/1/00-12/31/02
Studies in TFIIA

Abrams, John M., Ph.D. $989,000
Damage-induced Apoptotic Responses Through Drosophilia 1/1/2001-12/31/2004


University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Total Amount of Grants in Effect: $681,000

Kodadek, Thomas J, PhD $250,000
Chemistry of Transcriptional Activation 1/1/99-12/31/00

Marches, Radu, PhD $431,000
Role of p21(WAF-1) in Cell Cycle Arrest of Human B Lymphomas 7/1/99-6/30-02



University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
Total Amount of Grants in Effect: $915,000

Cheng, Xiaodong, Ph.D. 795,000
Roles of cAMP-Dependent Protein Kinase Isoforms in Cancer 1/1/2001-12/31/2004

Fields, Alan P., PhD $120,000 Institutional Research Grant 7/1/99-6/30/02



Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
Total Amount of Grants in Effect: $2,121,500

Goode, Scott A., Ph.D. $750,000
Molecular Dissection of Cell Invasion 1/1/2001-12/31/2004

Cooper, Thomas A., MD $220,000
The Role of Exon Sequence in pre-mRNA Splicing 7/1/98-6/30/01

Herrera, Rafael E., PhD $375,000
Histone Phosphorylation in Cell Cycle Progression and Carcinogenesis 1/1/00-12/31/02

Ling, Paul, D., PhD $382,000
Epstein-Barr Virus Leader Protein Function 1/1/00-12/31/02

Roth, David B., MD, PhD $257,000
Mechanisms of VDJ Recombinase-Mediated Chromosome Translocation 1/1/00-12/31/01

Lieberman, Michael W., MD, PhD $187,500
Institutional Research Grant 7/1/99-6/30/02


Baylor University, Houston
Total Amount of Grants in Effect: $592,000

DeMayo, Francesco J, PhD $206,000
Transgenic Model for Lung Cancer 1/1/98-12/31/00

Sepulveda, Antonia R., M.D., Ph.D. $386,000
Role of DNA Repair Genes in Gastric Carcinogenesis 7/1/2000-6/30/2003


University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Total Amount of Grants in Effect: $32,000

Master's Degree Scholarship in Cancer Nursing $16,000
Anita E. Broxson, BA,BSN 9/1/99-8/31/01

Master's Degree Scholarship in Cancer Nursing $16,000
Carrie G. Frain, RN,BSN,OCN 9/1/99-8/31/01


University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
Total Amount of Grants in Effect: $8,898,000

McDonnell, Timothy J., M.D., Ph.D. $66,000
Regulation and Therapeutic Induction of Apoptosis in Prostate Cancer 1/1/2001-12/31/2001

Amos, Christopher I, PhD $375,000
Genetic Epidemiology Studies of Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome 1/1/99-12/31/01

Chang, Shine, PhD $418,000
The Role of Diet and Phenotypic Characteristics in Prostate Cancer Risk 7/1/98-6/30/01
and Progression

Davie, Judith K., PhD $96,000
Mechanisms of Tup1 Mediated Repression 1/1/00-12/31/02

Dong, Zhongyun, MD, PhD $330,000
Antiangiogenic Interferon Beta - Gene Therapy Against Growth and 7/1/98-6/30/01
Metastasis of Human Prostate Carcinoma

Gritz, Ellen R, PhD $685,000
A Physical Activity QOL Intervention in Androgen-Ablated Prostate Cancer 1/1/98-12/31/00

Hong, Waun Ki, MD $250,000
Chemoprevention Research of Aerodigestive Cancers 7/1/96-6/30/01

Issa, Jean-Pierre J., MD $375,000
Causes of a Global Hypermethylator Phenotype in Cancer 1/1/99-12/31/01

Killary, Ann McNeil, PhD $183,000
Tumor Suppressor/Apoptosis Gene Discovery in Prostate Cancer 7/1/98-6/30/01

Kuang, Jian, PhD $450,000
Characterization of Xp95-Mediated Signal Transduction Pathway 1/1/00-12/31/02

Kurie, Jonathan M, MD $336,000
The Role of AP-1 in Retinoid Sensitivity and Resistance 7/1/98-6/30/01

Lee, Jeffrey E, MD $216,000
Mechanism of HLA-DQB1*0301 Association with Melanoma 1/1/98-12/31/00

Liebert, Monica, PhD $240,000
Altered Gene Expression in Bladder Cancer 7/1/99--5/30/01

Mao, Li, MD $317,000
Clinical Value of Molecular Restaging in Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung 1/1/98-12/31/00

McDonnell, Timothy J, MD, PhD $266,000
The Regulation and Therapeutic Induction of Apoptosis in Prostate Cancer 1/1/99-12/31/00

Menter, David G. PhD $195,000
Probasin-Cre-ERT Conditional Gene Targeting of COX-2 in Mouse Prostate 7/1/99-6/30/02

Mullen, Craig A, MD, PhD $308,000
Graft Versus Tumor Activity in Allogeneic BMT 1/1/98-12/31/00

Schover, Leslie R., Ph.D. $278,000
Help-Seeking for Sexual Problems after Prostate Cancer Surgery 1/1/2000-12/31/2001

Stevens, Craig W., MD, PhD $375,000
Radiation-Induced Recombination 7/1/99-6/30/02

Van Dyke, Michael W, PhD $141,000
Molecular Recognition of DNA-Binding Antibiotics 1/1/00-12/31/01

Xie, Keping, MD, PhD $375,000
Role of Nitric Oxide in Human Pancreatic Cancer Metastasis 1/1/00-12/31/02

Yeung, Sai-Ching Jim, MD, PhD $353,000
The Mechanism of Enhancement of Anti-tumor Activity 7/1/99-6/30-02
Between Manumycin and Paclitaxel

National Clinical Research Professor
Hong, Waun Ki, MD $10,000

Audrey Meyer Mars International Fellowship:
Oburra, Herbert Ouma, MDChB $35,000
Saad, Everardo Delforge, MD $35,000



Texas Tech University Health Science Center
Total Amount of Grants in Effect: $375,000

Martinez-Zaguilan, Raul, PhD $375,000
Vacuolar Type Proton ATPases in Human Breast Cancer Cells 1/1/00-12/31/02


San Antonio

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Total Amount of Grants in Effect: $373,500

Weiss, Geoffrey R., M.D. $187,500
Institutional Research Grant 7/1/2000-6/30/2003

Woynarowska, Barbara A, PhD $186,000
The Role of Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen in Prostate Cancer 1/1/98-12/31/00




University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Research Science Park at Smithville
Total Amount of Grants in Effect: $300,000

Mitchell, David L, PhD $300,000
The Effects of Chronic UV Exposure on DNA Damage and Repair 7/1/97-6/30/00
in Mouse Skin