MEET DOCTOR SHAW!
Alice T. Shaw, MD, PhD, is an attending physician in the Center for Thoracic Cancers at Massachusetts General Hospital, an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a clinical investigator at MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research. In addition to caring for the Haddock, and other patients with lung cancer, Dr. Shaw also performs clinical and translational research.
Dr. Shaw’s major research interests include studying anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) translocations in non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLS); developing targeted strategies to treat NSCLCs harboring activating KRAS mutations; discovering new targets in NSCLC using both genetic and phosphoproteomic strategies; and developing novel nanoparticle-based siRNA delivery systems to target genetically defined subsets of lung cancer. (all the crap that Dad has)
Dr Shaw has been awarded a number of research grants, including grants from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, the Burroughs Welcome Fund, the V Foundation for Cancer Research, and the NIH/NCI.
When Dad was given a measly 9 months by the first set of Doctors who evaluated him… Doctor Shaw in stead gave hope. Her research gave us so much extra time. Dad’s commitment to her research ment that if nothing else, she’d learn from what was happening to him and continue to provide other families with the same beautiful gift of time.
She’ll cure this disease someday. I can feel it in my heart. We love her so much.