Pew Biomedical Scholars

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  • Pew-Stewart Scholar Investigates Cancer Therapies at the Molecular Level

    The majority of cancer deaths are caused by a metastatic form of the disease, not the primary tumor. It is currently very difficult to treat cancer that has spread because of how little is known about the basic biology of the tumor cells that are able to move from an initial site to take root in a new organ.  Read More

  • 6 Research Teams to Collaborate, Seek Cutting-Edge Discoveries

    Some of the most cutting-edge discoveries often occur when scientists from different backgrounds and perspectives combine their knowledge and expertise. The Pew Charitable Trusts has long encouraged collaboration among the researchers who participate in our biomedical science programs. Now, six partnerships forged by alumni of Pew’s programs will receive financial support to pursue... Read More

  • Metals Targeted in Search for New Cancer Therapies

    The thing that excites Donita C. Brady, Ph.D., the most about research is that it allows her to do and learn something new every day. “It’s really uncharted territory,” Brady said. “We get to be the first to look into this.” Brady is an assistant professor in the Department of Cancer Biology at the University of Pennsylvania, and a 2016 Pew biomedical scholar. In... Read More