Raymond Nagle, MD, PhD, was awarded the 2009 Sydney E. Salmon distinguished senior investigator award on May 8, 2009.
The Salmon Awards recognize Arizona Cancer Center faculty members for their leadership in cancer research, grant support, publications, community service and clinical responsibilities. Dr. Nagle is a professor of pathology, cell biology and anatomy and surgery at the University of Arizona, where he has been a faculty member since 1981. He has served as deputy director and interim director of the Arizona Cancer Center.
Dr. Nagle’s major research goals involve understanding various factors that allow prostate cancer cells to migrate from the site of origin in the prostate and spread to other sites such as bone. Using tissue staining and other molecular and pathological techniques, more appropriate therapies can be selected and new approaches can be discovered, aimed at preventing malignant invasion. Nagle’s National Cancer Institute (NCI)-funded prostate program project grant (R01) is in its 16th year. He also has more than 28 funded grants and has authored more than 180 papers and abstracts in the area of solid tumor pathology and prostate cancer progression.