Check out our latest report on the association between mast cell numbers at radical prostatectomy and outcomes in advanced prostate cancer. This study was led by former Sfanos Lab graduate student Dr. Heidi Hempel Sullivan. Congratulations Heidi!
We recently published a study led by Dr. Janielle Maynard examining the overexpression of IL-8 in aggressive prostate cancer and in relation to androgen receptor loss in both primary and metastatic prostate cancer tissues. This pro-inflammatory cytokine is likely inhibited by the androgen receptor, and is expressed in both atrophic tissues and metastatic cancers where androgen receptor is downregulated or lost. Congratulations Janielle!
Check out our new study led by former Pathobiology graduate student Dr. Corey Porter examining the silencing of the innate immune protein lactoferrin in PIN and prostate cancer. Dr. Porter is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan. Congratulations Corey!
Congratulations to postdoctoral fellow Dr. Janielle Maynard for winning the Honorable Ralph Burnett Poster Award for Translational Research at the 14th Annual Department of Urology Donald S. Coffey Ph.D. Prostate Research Day! Dr. Maynard’s poster was entitled “Targeting P2X4 Purinergic Receptors in Aggressive Prostate Cancer“. Fantastic work Janielle!
Congratulations to our summer students Xavier Aviles Hernandez as part of the CSM Summer Internship Program (SIP) and Mya Smith as part of the MERIT program on the successful completion and presentation of their summer research projects under the mentorship of postdoctoral fellow Dr. Janielle Maynard! Mya won 2nd place in her poster session in the high school category!
We recently published a study led by Johns Hopkins Medical student Borna Kassiri that establishes the presence of a urinary microbiome in prepubertal males and looks at the effects of antibiotic use on the GI and urinary microbiome in the pediatric population. Congratulations Borna!
Check out our latest study from Sfanos lab CMM graduate student/postdoctoral fellow Dr. Lauren Peiffer. Our study describes an unusual case of prostate schistosomiasis and potential implications for a role for this infection in aggressive prostate cancer.
Congratulations to Sfanos lab Undergraduate student Yossef Baidi for his recent graduation with a B.S. in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University! Yossef will move on to become a post-baccalaureate Research Associate in the Neal lab within the Cancer Program at the Broad Institute. We look forward to great things to come Yossef!
Dr. Corey Porter, a 2018 Ph.D. graduate of the Sfanos lab, recently attended the commencement ceremony for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to receive her diploma and to be hooded. Dr. Porter is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Matthias Truttmann at the University of Michigan. We are so proud of you Corey!
Read our most recent review article in European Urology covering the role of the microbiome in genitourinary cancer.