Hannelore Heemers

About Hannelore Heemers

Androgens (testosterone and related sex hormones) drive the growth and survival of prostate cancer. For almost seven decades, reducing androgens in patients with prostate cancer has been a widely utilized therapy. Unfortunately, many patients eventually become resistant to this treatment and their cancer progresses. Dr. Heemers’ program will investigate the activation and repression of over 50 genes (transcriptome analyses) caused by the action of testosterone and related sex hormones in human prostate cells from patients. These results may be useful to profile and predict patient responses to hormonal therapy and predict patients’ duration of remission.

Award

The 2010 Heritage Medical Research Institute – PCF Young Investigator Award

Hannelore Heemers, PhD

Roswell Park Cancer Institute – Buffalo, NY

Mentor:

James Mohler, MD, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Urology and Associate Director and Senior Vice President for Translational Research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.