Dr. Sawyers is investigating the signaling pathways that drive the growth of cancer cells, with an eye toward designing new treatment options for patients with chronic myeloid leukemia, prostate cancer, and glioblastoma.

Publications

Clegg NJ, Wongvipat J, Joseph JD, Tran C, Ouk S, Dilhas A, Chen Y, Grillot K, Bischoff ED, Cai L, Aparicio A, Dorow S, Arora V, Shao G, Qian J, Zhao H, Yang G, Cao C, Sensintaffar J, Wasielewska T, Herbert MR, Bonnefous C, Darimont B, Scher HI, Smith-Jones P, Klang M, Smith ND, De Stanchina E, Wu N, Ouerfelli O, Rix PJ, Heyman RA, Jung ME, Sawyers CL, Hager JH. ARN-509: a novel antiandrogen for prostate cancer treatment. Cancer Res. 2012 Mar 15;72(6):1494-503. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-11-3948. Epub 2012 Jan 20.

Carver BS, Chapinski C, Wongvipat J, Hieronymus H, Chen Y, Chandarlapaty S, Arora VK, Le C, Koutcher J, Scher H, Scardino PT, Rosen N, Sawyers CL. Reciprocal feedback regulation of PI3K and androgen receptor signaling in PTEN-deficient prostate cance Cancer Cell. 2011 May 17;19(5):575-86. doi: 10.1016/j.ccr.2011.04.008.

Bivona TG, Hieronymus H, Parker J, Chang K, Taron M, Rosell R, Moonsamy P, Dahlman K, Miller VA, Costa C, Hannon G, Sawyers CL. FAS and NF-κB signalling modulate dependence of lung cancers on mutant EGFR. Nature. 2011 Mar 24;471(7339):523-6. doi: 10.1038/nature09870.

Chi P, Chen Y, Zhang L, Guo X, Wongvipat J, Shamu T, Fletcher JA, Dewell S, Maki RG, Zheng D, Antonescu CR, Allis CD, Sawyers CL. ETV1 is a lineage survival factor that cooperates with KIT in gastrointestinal stromal tumours. Nature. 2010 Oct 14;467(7317):849-53. doi: 10.1038/nature09409. Epub 2010 Oct 3.

Tran C, Ouk S, Clegg NJ, Chen Y, Watson PA, Arora V, Wongvipat J, Smith-Jones PM, Yoo D, Kwon A, Wasielewska T, Welsbie D, Chen CD, Higano CS, Beer TM, Hung DT, Scher HI, Jung ME, Sawyers CL. Development of a second-generation antiandrogen for treatment of advanced prostate cancer. Science. 2009 May 8;324(5928):787-90. doi: 10.1126/science.1168175. Epub 2009 Apr 9.

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Selected Achievements

Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences (2013)

Science of Oncology Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2013)

Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award, American Society of Clinical Investigation (2011)

Member, National Academy of Sciences (2010)

Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, Lasker Foundation (2009)

Dorothy Landon-AACR Prize for Translational Cancer Research, American Association for Cancer Research (2009)

Member, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (2008)

David A. Karnofsky Memorial Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2005)

Pictured: Charles Sawyers

At Work: Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program Chair Charles Sawyers

Charles Sawyers sees an opportunity for the next generation of physician-scientists to fuel a genetic medicine revolution at Memorial Sloan Kettering.