CCR Milestones - Highlights 2016-2017

As part of the federally funded National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is the nation’s cancer center. The CCR collaborates with colleagues across the world in efforts to find better treatments and cures for cancer through basic, clinical and translational research. Located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., our scientists are unlocking the mysteries of cancer and discovering new ways to defeat it. Our highly trained physician-researchers translate these discoveries from the lab to the clinic. They treat thousands of people from around the country every year with novel therapies through our clinical trials program at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Research Center in Bethesda, Maryland. THE NATION’S CANCER CENTER CENTER FOR CANCER RESEARCH

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Contributors: Brenda Boersma-Maland Melissa Bronez Linda Brubaker Li Gwatkin Laura Hooper Diana Linnekin Jennifer Michalowski Abbie Wenthe

About the cover: The “confetti mouse” is the name given to a strain of mice genetically engineered so that their cells glow in various combinations of red, blue, yellow, or green markers, depending on what particular proteins those cells are producing. This color coding, demonstrated here in mouse kidney cells, can be especially useful in cancer research, shedding light on subtle molecular differences among tumors and providing clues to what may be driving the spread, or metastasis, of cancer cells beyond the original tumor site.

Credit: Heinz Baumann, Sean T. Glenn, Mary Kay Ellsworth and Kenneth W. Gross, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY

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