Pfizer rewards $3 million in grants for breast cancer researchers

12 October 2018

GMP News

Pfizer announced the recipients of the Advancing Science through Pfizer Investigator Research Exchange (ASPIRE) Breast Cancer Research Awards.

Four grants totaling more than $3 million in funding will be awarded to investigators to support clinical research projects involving Pfizer compounds in breast cancer.

Since 2015, Pfizer has provided more than $16 million in total funding for the ASPIRE Oncology Research Awards Program across breast and hematologic cancers.

Recipients of the 2018 awards were selected through a competitive application process overseen by an independent review panel of experts. The following investigators and studies have been selected to receive grants:

  • Dr. Mylin A. Torres, Glenn Family Breast Center, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University – A Phase 2 Multi-institutional Study of Concurrent Radiotherapy, Palbociclib, and Hormone Therapy for Treatment of Bone Metastasis in Breast Cancer Patients
  • Dr. Aditya Bardia, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center – Evaluation of Talazoparib, a PARP Inhibitor, for Patients With Somatic BRCA Mutant Metastatic Breast Cancer in a Genotyping Based Clinical Trial
  • Dr. Antoinette Tan, Levine Cancer Institute, Atrium Health – IGNITE-Immunoprofiling of Gedatolisib, a Dual PI3-Kinase and mTOR Inhibitor, in the Neo-Immunoadjuvant Treatment of Early Stage Breast Cancer
  • Dr. Kari Wisinski, University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center – Phase 2 Trial with Safety Run-In of Gedatolisib Plus Talazoparib in Advanced Triple Negative or BRCA1 or 2 Positive, HER2 Negative Breast Cancers

Pfizer Oncology has an industry-leading portfolio of 11 approved cancer medicines across 19 indications, including breast, prostate, kidney, lung and hematology. It also have one of the deepest oncology biosimilars pipelines, with two medicines approved globally and several assets in mid to late-stage development for the treatment of cancer or as supportive care.



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