Rimas Orentas, Ph.D., from NCI’s Pediatric Oncology Branch in the Center for Cancer Research, is one of the 2012 recipients of a $250,000 research grant from Hyundai Hope On Wheels. This grant, given in honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, will allow Orentas to focus on new therapeutics for immunotherapy of pediatric tumors. Dr. Orentas’ current research focuses on the engineering of T lymphocytes for the immunotherapy of cancer in both mouse and human systems.
Orentas received his award at a Hyundai Hope On Wheels handprint ceremony where young cancer patients placed their paint-coated, colorful handprints on his lab coat.
Hyundai Hope On Wheels involves more than 800 dealers across the U.S. to raise awareness for childhood cancer. The nonprofit has committed close to $57 million to childhood cancer research since its inception in 1998.Print This Post