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Sharon Singh M.D.
Funded: 07-01-2010 through 06-30-2015
Funding Type: St. Baldrick's Scholar
Institution Location: New Hyde Park, NY
Institution: Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center affiliated with The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

Based on progress to date, Dr. Singh was awarded a new grant in 2013 to fund an additional two years of this Scholar award. Diamond Blackfan anemia (DBA) is an inherited condition that leads to anemia, birth defects and cancer. Over-expression of the p53 protein, which protects against tumor formation, may actually lead to DBA. One of p53's functions is to cause cell death in damaged or stressed cells. Chronic over-expression of p53 may lead to an environment that leads to cancer transformation and survival. Understanding the conditions that promote the formation and survival of cancer cells is vital to improve early diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer.

Sharon Singh M.D.
Funded: 07-01-2005 through 06-30-2008
Funding Type: St. Baldrick's Fellow
Institution Location: Bronx, NY
Institution: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University affiliated with Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Montefiore Medical Center

This new doctor is supported for training to specialize in pediatric oncology research, funded for 2 years or more.