The Breast SPORE is comprised of program and project leaders and directors creating a network of multidisciplinary scientists working together to translate new discoveries into strategies that will positively impact the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.
Peggy Porter, MD
SPORE Co-Principal Investigator
Member in the Divisions of Human Biology and Public Health Sciences at Fred Hutch
Co-Head of the Fred Hutch Women’s Cancer Research Program
Professor of Pathology at University of Washington
Board Certified in Anatomic Pathology and Cytology
Dr. Porter is co-principal investigator for the overall SPORE, co-director of the leadership core, director of the specimen acquisition and pathology core, and co-leader on project four. Porter has worked in the field of breast cancer research for nearly 20 years. Her lab is focused on the identification of molecular markers of tumor risk and progression through large-scale evaluation and discovery of tumor-related molecular markers in epidemiological and clinical studies. The lab has optimized tissue collection and processing and large-scale assays for use in human tumor samples.
Member in the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutch
Professor of Medicine/Oncology at the University of Washington
Director of the NCI-funded Cancer Immunotherapy Trials Network (CITN)
Dr. Cheever is co-principal investigator for the SPORE, co-director of the leadership core, and director of the career enhancement program. He works with Peggy Porter to facilitate effective administration of the SPORE. As CITN director, he is responsible for its overall scientific direction and oversees and coordinates the planning, administration, and implementation of ongoing and contemplated trials as well as the CITN Immune Monitoring Laboratory located with Nora Disis’s Tumor Vaccine Group at the University of Washington. He brings this expertise to the SPORE’s immunotherapy projects as well as to developmental projects.
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