SPORE Program Project Planning (SP3) Grant Pilot Award

The objective of the SP3 Award is to support a multi-disciplinary team of cancer investigators as they develop a research program that will result in the preparation of competitive multi-project research grant application to the NIH SPORE or Program Project grant (P01) mechanisms. . Applications that address basic and translational aspects of solid tumor oncology and include utilization of patient material are especially sought.



The University of Minnesota Brain Tumor SPORE 
David Largaespada, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, Medical School  


Development of a SPORE in Lung Cancer Program
Jill Siegfried, PhD, Department of Pharmacology, Medical School


Altered Estrogen Receptor/Progesterone Receptor/PELP1 Complexes in Breast Cancer
Carol Lange, PhD, Department of Medicine, Medical School       

Breaking Drug Resistance: Inhibiting APOBEC3B to Improve Cancer Therapy
Reuben Harris, PhD, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics, College of Biological Sciences

Genomic Signatures for Colorectal Cancer
David Largaespada, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, Medical School


Cancer Control by T Cells
Yoji Shimizu, PhD, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Medical School