GMaP Region 3

Introducing Our Newest Board Member

Isabel Schlaepfer, Univ. of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Isabel Schlaepfer was born in Madrid, Spain and attended the Universidad Complutense and the Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona, where she graduated with a degree in Biochemistry. She joined the University of Colorado AMC in 1992 in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, where she worked as a PRA for over a decade on lipid metabolism and genetics. She obtained her PhD from the Department of Integrative Physiology in 2008 plus a certificate in Behavioral Genetics from IBG in Boulder. In 2012 she joined the Department of Pharmacology in Denver as a Research Instructor.


Dr. Schlaepfer’s long term goal is to use her genetics and molecular and lipid metabolism training and apply it to investigate the fuel pathways used by cancer cells to grow and survive current anti-cancer treatments. She is currently doing cancer research supported by a K01 award from NCI. The main aspect of her project is the investigation of lipid and glucose metabolism in prostate cancer cells. Specifically, she is interested in using clinically safe drugs from the cardiovascular/obesity field to image and elucidate prostate cancer metabolic weaknesses that can be exploited in the clinic for more effective combinatorial therapies. 

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From the NCI

GMaP Region 3 Travel Scholarships

We are excited to offer GMaP Region 3 Travel Scholarships up to $ 1500.00 to support career development in cancer health disparities research. See all the details and apply online.

Updates from GMaP Region 3

Senior Scientist, Cancer Prevention Program

October 24 2016

GMaP Career Notice: The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center (RHLCCC) at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine seeks an excellent scholarly researcher with a strong line of research in cancer prevention. The successful candidate will be identified as a [...]

Webinar Aug. 2: NCI Diversity and Re-Entry Supplements

July 26 2016

The Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities is holding a webinar: How to Apply for NCI Diversity and Re-Entry Supplements August 2, 2016 11 am - 12:30 pm EST NCI Diversity Supplements support the research training of students, post-baccalaureate and [...]



Take a look at the American Cancer Society's tool for cancer statistics.

The data is sortable by state and includes incidence, mortality, survival, cancer screening and cancer risk factor metrics.

The chart at left features the eight states in Region 3 with the estimated new cases for melanoma in 2016.

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