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

Assistant Professor

February 02 2017

GMaP Career Notice: College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center The Department of Public Health Sciences and the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute (PSHCI) of the Penn State College of Medicine is seeking applicants for a faculty [...]

Post-doctoral Fellowship Program in Epidemiology

February 02 2017

GMaP Career Notice: American Cancer Society - Cancer Prevention Studies The Epidemiology Research Program in the Intramural Research Department at the American Cancer Society is pleased to invite applications for post-doctoral research fellowships in cancer epidemiology. Fellows will design a [...]



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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