DF/HCC Kidney Cancer Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE)

The DF/HCC Kidney Cancer SPORE has been funded for two cycles since 2003. DF/HCC is comprised of the following institutions: Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC); Dana- Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI); Harvard Medical School; Harvard School of Public Health; Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH); and Children’s Hospital of Boston. In addition to the institutions in the DF/HCC, the Georgetown-Lombardi Cancer Center (GLCC) is collaborating institutions in this grant. The DF/HCC Kidney Cancer SPORE has its administrative base at the BIDMC. Dr. David McDermott, who has led the DF/HCC Kidney Cancer Program and SPORE since 2012 is joined as SPORE Director by Dr. William Kaelin, a laboratory scientist at DFCI and has served with Dr. McDermott as Director of the SPORE since early 2014. Dr. Kaelin is a world renowned basic and translational investigator with longstanding interest in renal cancer and a leader within the DF/HCC community. The DF/HCC Kidney Cancer SPORE has a broad and deep talent base and there is extensive institutional commitment. We take advantage of a large patient population and cutting edge technologies that are available to us as part of DF/HCC.

The SPORE features three projects which address critical problems in kidney cancer and have translational components, which are supported by three cores, a developmental research program and a career enhancement program.

If you are interested in becoming involved in the Kidney Cancer SPORE program, please contact: