Dr. Elda Grabocka Awarded Margaret Q. Landenberger Research Foundation Grant

Elda Grabocka, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Departments of Cancer Biology and Surgery at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Jefferson Health, has been awarded a grant from the Margaret Q. Landenberger Research Foundation to study KRAS-driven cancers. Her grant is titled “’Role of stress granules in the evolution of KRAS-driven tumors.” Grabocka’s research demonstrated for …


Elda Grabocka Recipient of V Foundation Scholar Research Award

Congratulations to Elda Grabocka, PhD, who has been given a prestigious V Foundation Scholar Research Award. Her grant, entitled “Targeting Stress Adaptive Mechanisms as a Strategy for Precision Oncology in Pancreatic Cancer,” is focused on investigating stress granules as predictors of drug resistance and as effective therapeutic targets for the treatment of KRAS-driven pancreatic cancer. …


Dr. Elda Grabocka Returns to her Jefferson Roots

Elda Grabocka, PhD, feels she is back home. Dr. Grabocka, assistant professor of Cancer Biology at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, recently authored a study: “Mutant KRAS Enhances Tumor Cell Fitness by Upregulating Stress Granules. Grabocka and her colleagues found that the same signal that drives aggressive growth in a deadly cancer cell …