Luke Gilbert, PhD Wins Pew-Stewart Scholars Program for Cancer Research

Submitted by UCSF Urology on June 26, 2019 at 1:05 pm

The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Alexander and Margaret Stewart Luke GilbertTrust included Luke Gilbert, PhD among the 2019 class members of the Pew-Stewart Scholars Program for Cancer Research.

Gilbert, Assistant Professor, UCSF Urology, is one of 7 early-career scholars who make up the 2019 class.  Each are spearheading innovative research efforts designed to find cures for cancer and are receiving a four-year grant to advance these initiatives. This is the sixth year that the Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust has partnered with Pew to support researchers pursuing groundbreaking work focused on better understanding the origins, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.

Gilbert won this award for his promising work to develop strategies to treat a form of acute myeloid leukemia that is associated with a mutation or deficiency in the TP53 protein. 

During a recent interview, he shared that this new relationship will be beneficial.  Says Gilbert, "Another really important benefit is that I am now part of the Pew Foundation scholar community. This enables a variety of great interactions such as participation in an annual meeting for Pew Scholars which I have heard is a wonderful event."

Click here for the full interview with Vicky Agnew, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.