Gastrointestinal Cancers Program

Gastrointestinal Cancers Program Membership Directory

gastro intestinal research programThe overall objective of the Gastrointestinal Cancers (GIC) Program is to identify new ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat colon and pancreatic cancer through increased understanding of the genetics, cell biology, and pathogenesis of the precursor and malignant lesions. The program facilitates translational research through closely linked laboratory, genetic, epidemiological, translational, and clinical investigations. Program members examine the molecular genetics of the development of colon and pancreatic cancer and extend these investigations to cellular and animal models. In addition, program members evaluate molecular targets and pharmacological agents aimed at slowing or reversing the onset of disease. Clinical investigations examine familial risk, inherited susceptibilities, genetic testing, cancer therapeutics and cancer prevention, all of which have strong connections to the basic laboratory projects and other cancer center programs.

The GIC Program currently receives approximately $3 million per year of direct research support from the National Institutes of Health and other funding agencies, with 84% coming from the National Cancer Institute. Cancer-focused articles published in 2003-2009 total 213, of which 42% are inter-programmatic and 15% are intra-programmatic publications.

Randall W. Burt, MD
Co-Leader
David A. Jones, PhD
Co-Leader
randy burt david jones
HCI, Room 5280
(801) 585-3281
(801) 581-3389 Fax
HCI, Room 3280
(801) 585-6107 Office
(801) 585-6111 Lab

Gastrointestinal Cancers Program Membership Directory

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  • Angus-Hill, Melinda

    Department: Medicine; Division of Gastroenterology
    E-mail: melinda.angus-hill@hci.utah.edu
    Phone: (801) 213-4240
    Research Interest: Gene function during colon development, adult tissue homeostasis, and tumorigenesis through the use of mouse models

 

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  • Barrows, Louis

    Department: Pharmacology and Toxicology
    E-mail: lbarrows@deans.pharm.utah.edu
    Phone: (801) 581-4547
    Research Interest: Colon cancer, retinoic acid, DNA methylation, cancer therapeutics

  • Bronner, Mary

    Department: Pathology
    E-mail: mary.bronner@aruplab.com
    Phone: (801) 587-4326
    Research Interest: Gastrointestinal cancers arising in chronic inflammatory disease, such as inflammatory bowel disease, gastritis, Barnetts, pancreatitis, and hepatitis

  • Burt, Randall

    Department: Medicine; Division of Gastroenterolgy
    E-mail: randall.burt@hci.utah.edu
    Phone: (801) 585-3281
    Research Interest: Gene discovery for colonic adenomatous polyps and colorectal cancer

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  • Hagedorn, Curt

    Department: Medicine; Division of Gastroenterology
    E-mail: curt.hagedorn@hsc.utah.edu
    Phone: (801) 587-4618
    Research Interest: RNA binding protein eIF-4E and how increases in 4E drive tumor progression of epithelial cancers

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  • Ireland, Chris

    Department: Medicinal Chemistry
    E-mail: cireland@deans.pharm.utah.edu
    Phone: (801) 581-8305
    Research Interest: Cancer genetics, marine natural products

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  • Jones, David

    Department: Oncological Sciences
    E-mail: david.jones@hci.utah.edu
    Phone: (801) 585-6107
    Research Interest: Colon cancer, retinoic acid, DNA methylation, cancer therapeutics

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  • Leppert, Mark

    Department: Human Genetics
    E-mail: mleppert@genetics.utah.edu
    Phone: (801) 581-8131
    Research Interest: Melanoma genetics translation, human genetics

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  • Neklason, Deborah

    Department: Oncological Sciences
    E-mail: deb.neklason@hci.utah.edu
    Phone: (801) 587-9882
    Research Interest: Genetic etiology of colon cancer

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  • Samadder, Jewel

    Department: Medicine; Division of Gastroenterology
    E-mail: jewel.samadder@hsc.utah.edu
    Phone: 801-213-4206
    Research Interest: Effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening with
    colonoscopy and the molecular basis of missed cancers that develop in the interval between colonoscopies

  • Samowitz, Wade

    Department: Pathology
    E-mail: wade.samowitz@aruplab.com
    Phone: (801) 583-2787, ext 3405
    Research Interest: Colorectal cancer genetics

  • Sharma, Sunil

    Department: Medicine; Division of Oncology
    E-mail: sunil.sharma@hci.utah.edu
    Phone: (801) 587-5597
    Research Interest: Gastrointestinal cancers, mesothelioma, and rare tumors

  • Sklow, Brad

    Department: Surgery
    E-mail: bradford.sklow@hsc.utah.edu
    Phone: (801) 581-7124
    Research Interest: Molecular genetics of colon cancer

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  • Topham, Matthew

    Department: Medicine; Division of Pulmonary Medicine
    E-mail: matt.topham@hci.utah.edu
    Phone: (801) 585-3404
    Research Interest: Lipid signaling in cancer

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  • Wang, Li

    Department: Medicine; Division of Gastroenterology
    E-mail: l.wang@hsc.utah.edu
    Phone: (801) 587-4616
    Research Interest: Role of orphan nuclear receptor SHP (small heterodimer partner) in development of hepatocellular carcinoma and colon cancer

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