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Translational research teams are engaged in studies focused on disease site areas including melanoma, brain metastasis, breast, head and neck, lung and ovarian cancer. Collaborations between investigators from Wistar’s Caplan Cancer Center and the Graham Cancer Center have led to joint fundraising, grant applications, training opportunities, and publications demonstrating a broad impact on the scientific community. This would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of the entire team. From the scientists initiating and conducting research studies to the surgeons and the clinical research team collecting specimens, obtaining consents and facilitating study completion, it is the collective effort of many that make this partnership a success.

Research Team Investigators

Disease AreaGraham CCWistar Caplan CC
Breast Cancer
Jennifer Sims Mourtada, Ph.D.
Scott Siegel, Ph.D.

Zachary Schug, Ph.D.
Louise Showe, Ph.D

Lung Cancer
Brian Nam, M.D.
Scott Siegel, Ph.D.
Greg Masters, M.D.

Louise Showe, Ph.D.

Ovarian Cancer
Stephanie Jean, M.D.
Mark Cadungog, M.D.

Luis Montaner, D.V.M., D.Phil.

Joseph Bennett, M.D.

Meenhard Herlyn, Ph.D.
Hildegund Ertl, Ph.D.

Brain Metastasis
Joseph Bennett, M.D.

Meenhard Herlyn, Ph.D.
Hildegund Ertl, Ph.D.

Head and Neck Cancer
Gregory Masters, M.D.
Michael Guarino, M.D.
Neil Hockstein, M.D.

Yulia Nefedova, M.D., Ph.D.
Luis Montaner, D.V.M., D.Phil.

Selected Publications

Research teams from the Wistar’s Caplan and Graham Cancer Center have co-authored a number of collaborative manuscripts. Some select publications are available below.