USCHI KESZLER is an Olympic athlete and coach, and double cancer survivor. Having survived TB in her youth, and more recently survived both breast and uterine cancer, Uschi is determined to see cancer cured in her lifetime. She founded Pennies in Action® in 2007 and has been instrumental in raising funds for Dr. Brian Czerniecki’s breakthrough vaccine.
BRIAN J. CZERNIECKI, MD, PhD is the Rhodes-Harrington Professor in Surgical Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania and the Co-Director of the Rena Rowan Breast Center.
His research interests focus on dendritic cell biology and interactions with T cells. He has developed dendritic cell vaccines for the treatment of cancer and is involved with several clinical trials for treating patients with early breast cancer with dendritic cell vaccines.
The overall goal is develop vaccines for the prevention of breast cancer and other solid tumors. He is identifying molecular targets in early breast cancer that can be used for prevention of invasion and metastasis.
Dr. Czerniecki received his BS in Biochemistry from the University of Maine and MD, PhD from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson and Rutgers University. He completed his general surgical residency at The Ohio State University and was Surgical Oncology Fellow at the NCI with Dr. Steven Rosenberg prior to his position at the University of Pennsylvania.
Professional Biography of Dr. Brian Czerniecki
information on Dr. Czerniecki and a description of his breast cancer vaccine research
interview from the first trial of the vaccine
mention of the first trial and results – it is the fourth segment of the article (scroll down the page to read)
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EXECUTIVE BOARD PENNIES IN ACTION
Uschi Keszler, Founder, Executive Director
Brian McDevitt, Esquire, Director
Theresa Murtagh, Esquire, Director
Daniel & Edwina Amoroso, Advisory Board Chairs & Owner Amoroso Bread CO
Karen Berner, Vaccine Recipient
Melissa Nicholas, Founder Building Our House, Vaccine Recipient
Helena Nyman, Executive Coach, International Center of Excellence
Diane McDevitt. Financial Executive
John O’Mally, Esquire
Mark Gentile, Esquire
Joe Redfearn, VP for global sales, Resonant Medical
Shepherd Clark Founder/President of S.H.O.W (Shepherd Hope Organization Worldwide)
Brian Boitano, Olympic Champion, USA
Natalia Linichuk, Olympic Champion, Russia
Elvis Stojko, 3 x World champion, Canada
Randy Gardner, World Champion, USA
Ingo Steuer, World Champion, Germany
Phil Martelli, Head Basketball Coach, St. Joseph University
Robby Chacko, CEO, Alton Dynamics