American Cancer Society Researcher Steps Out of the Lab and On to the Track

Yale Researcher Sean Landrette Speaks at Local Relay For LifeSean Landrette, MD, a grantee of the American Cancer Society spoke about his research project and expressed gratitude for the research funding supported by volunteers at the opening ceremonies of Relay For Life of Meriden-Wallingford on May 13, 2011.The nation’s largest private, not-for-profit source of funds for scientists studying cancer, the American Cancer Society has a current investment in 940 multi-year grants, totaling more than $468.7 million dollars nationwide. Dr. Landrette is one of those currently funded grantees, working out of the Department of Genetics at Yale University. He began his work as an ACS researcher in October 2011 doing research that focuses on cancer progression and metastasis as well as the development and characterization of model systems.Dr. Landrette was very well received at the Relay For Life of Meriden-Wallingford when he spoke about his personal connection to cancer and what fuels his drive to research. There were over 1,000 participants, survivors, and caregivers at the Relay For Life of Wallingford which has raised approximately $160,000 so far.“Funding researchers early in their career, the Society has great hope in Dr. Landrette’s discovery and his support totals $161, 000,” according to Patrice Lestrange Bedrosian of the American Cancer Society. “Through donor dollars, the Society funds research for all cancer sites and more than $10 million dollars is currently invested in research within the state of Connecticut, through the American Cancer Society,” she added.

This article was submitted by Justin Fansler on July 21, 2011.

Michelle Cocchiaro, from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and the Anthem Blues Team Captain, Christine Higgins, Regional Vice President, Underwriting from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Dr. Landrette came together to support the Relay for Life of Meriden-Wallingford on May 13, 2011.