Dr. Daniele Gilkes is assistant professor of oncology, as well as an assistant professor in chemical and molecular engineering at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

This is her first year as a BCRF grantee. Dr. Paul Macklin is an associate professor of intelligent systems engineering, and a member of the Melvin & Bren Simon Cancer Center at Indiana University.

He’s a BCRF grantee since 2014. Together, Drs. Gilkes and Macklin are part of a collaboration between the BCRF and JKTG Foundation that links computational scientists with biologists.

They recently talked to BCRF about their efforts to gain new insights into tumor growth, metastasis, and the mechanics of drug resistance.

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Targeting effective treatments for triple-negative breast cancer

Targeting effective treatments for triple-negative breast cancer

The JKTG Foundation recently awarded funding to Laura Heiser, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Biomedical Engineering at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Medicine, to develop a prototype multiscale model designed to predict therapeutic responses of tumor ecosystems – a new frontier in breast cancer research.

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