GI Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE)

Group photo of the SPORE research team

First funded in 2011, and renewed in 2017, the Case GI SPORE is an $11.3 million research grant awarded to the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (Case CCC) to establish a Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in GI Cancers. The Case CCC joins only four other National Cancer Institute-nationally recognized SPORE centers of excellence in GI Cancers.  Researchers from Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and Cleveland Clinic, all members of the cancer center, collaborate in the research effort.

For more information about the SPORE program, please visit the NCI SPORE website.

SPORE Faculty

Sanford D. Markowitz, MD, PhD, SPORE Principal Investigator
Co-Leader, Project 1
Director, Core A
Professor, Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology
sxm10@case.edu

Nathan A. Berger, MD, SPORE Co-Principal Investigator
Co-Director, Core A
Director, Center for Science, Health and Society
Professor, Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology
nab@case.edu

Jill S. Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD
Director, Core C
Professor, Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
jsb42@case.edu

Amitabh Chak, MD, MS
Co-Leader, Project 4
Professor, Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
axc22@case.edu

Li Li, MD, PhD, MPH
Co-Leader, Project 2
Professor, Family Medicine
University of Virginia

Zhenghe John Wang, PhD
Co-Leader, Project 3
Professor, Genetics and Genome Sciences
zxw22@case.edu

Joseph E. Willis, MD
Co-Leader, Project 3
Director, Core B
Professor, Pathology
joseph.willis@case.edu