Conquer Cancer Foundation Honors 74 Oncologists for Contributions to Genitourinary Cancer, Cancer Survivorship, Gastrointestinal Cancer, and Quality Care Research


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The Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2016 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Merit Awards in Gastrointestinal Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer, Cancer Survivorship, and Quality Care. The following 74 young investigators, recognized for the scientific merit of their abstracts and their valuable contributions to their areas of study, accepted their awards and presented their research findings at recent thematic symposia.

2016 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Merit Awards in Genitourinary Cancers

Twenty-six Merit Award recipients were recognized at the 2016 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, which took place January 7–9 in San Francisco, California. The recipients are:

  • Nabil Adra, MD, Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center
  • Christopher Brian Allard, MD, FRCSC, Harvard Medical School
  • Aditya Bagrodia, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Paulo Gustavo Bergerot, Federal University of São Paulo
  • Brandon David Bernard, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Rohit Bose, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Bishoy Faltas, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Mohammed Haseebuddin, MD, Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Naresh Jegadeesh, MD, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • Louis Spencer Krane, MD, National Cancer Institute
  • Michael S. Leapman, MD, University of California, San Francisco
  • Jeremy Howard Lewin, MBBS, FRACP, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network
  • Ankit Madan, MD, MBBS, University of Alabama
  • Stephen A. Mihalcik, MD, PhD, Harvard Radiation Oncology Program
  • Raphael Brandao Moreira, MD, Antonio Ermirio de Moraes Oncology Center
  • Matthew Mossanen, MD, University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Jure Murgic, MD, Princess Margaret Hospital/University Health Network, University of Toronto
  • Eric Ojerholm, MD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Moshe Chaim Ornstein, MD, MA, Cleveland Clinic, Taussig Cancer Institute
  • Jorge Ramos, DO, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Tracy Lynn Rose, MD, MPH, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Jose Manuel Ruiz Morales, MD, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, University of Calgary
  • Divya Sahu, PhD, University of California, San Diego
  • Konrad Hermann Stopsack, MD, MPH, Mayo Clinic
  • Debasish Sundi, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Ilya Tsimafeyeu, MD, Kidney Cancer Research Bureau

The 2016 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Merit Awards in Genitourinary Cancers are supported by Amgen; AstraZeneca; Celgene Corporation; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Janssen Oncology; Lilly; Spectrum Pharmaceuticals; and Takeda Oncology.

2016 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Merit Awards in Cancer Survivorship

Eight Merit Award recipients were recognized at the 2016 Cancer Survivorship Symposium, which took place January 15–16 in San Francisco, California. The recipients are:

  • Mohammad Issam Abu Zaid, MBBS, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Lawson Eng, MD, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  • Douglas Beaty Fair, MD, Huntsman Cancer Institute
  • Dina M. Flink, MS, PhD(c), University of Colorado Denver
  • Katie Greenzang, MD, EdM, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Derick Okwan-Duodu, MD, PhD, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • Ying Wang, MD, University of British Columbia
  • AnnaLynn Williams, MS, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

The 2016 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Merit Awards in Cancer Survivorship are supported by Amgen; AstraZeneca; Celgene Corporation; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Janssen Oncology; Lilly; Spectrum Pharmaceuticals; and Takeda Oncology.

2016 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Merit Awards in Gastrointestinal Cancers

Twenty-five Merit Award recipients were recognized at the 2016 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, which took place January 21–23 in San Francisco, California. The recipients are:

  • Kamran A. Ahmed, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Daniel H. Ahn, DO, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Aisling S. Barry, MB, BCH, BAO, MRCPI, FFRRCSI, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  • Nicholas Gerard Berger, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Mohamed Bouattour, MD, Beaujon University Hospital
  • May Thet Cho, MD, Barnes Jewish Hospital
  • Aileen Deng, MD, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Cecilia Grace Ethun, MD, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • Luca Faloppi, MD, A.O.U. United Hospital
  • Karuna Ganesh, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Evan Scott Glazer, MD, PhD, Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Erin Greenleaf, MD, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • Arielle L. Heeke, MD, Georgetown University
  • Bradley Krasnick, MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
  • Richard M. Lee-Ying, MD, University of Calgary Tom Baker Cancer Centre
  • Katelin Anne Mirkin, MD, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • Chan-Young Ock, MD, Seoul National University Hospital
  • Sonia Tewani Orcutt, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Shinoj Pattali Jayavalsan, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Lauren McLendon Postlewait, MD, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • Nitya Prabhakar Raj, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Elizabeth Catherine Smyth, The Royal Marsden Hospital
  • Shelly Sud, MD, University of Ottawa
  • Zhifei Sun, MD, Duke University Medical Center
  • Sean Szeja, MD, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston

The 2016 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Merit Awards in Gastrointestinal Cancers are supported by Amgen; AstraZeneca; Celgene Corporation; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Janssen Oncology; Lilly; Spectrum Pharmaceuticals; and Takeda Oncology.

2016 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Merit Awards in Quality Care

Fifteen Merit Award recipients were recognized at the 2016 Quality Care Symposium, which took place February 26–27 in Phoenix, Arizona. The recipients are:

  • Srinivas Banala, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Robert Michael Daly, University of Chicago Medical Center
  • Wilfred P. Delacruz, San Antonio Military Medical Center
  • Tejas Desai, MSc, University of Toronto
  • Julie Dunderdale, MD, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju, MD, MA, MPHS, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Chunzi Jenny Jin, MD, Queen’s University Cancer Research Institute
  • Ines B. Menjak, MD, FRCPC, University of Toronto
  • Manali I. Patel, MD, MPH, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Ellie Proussaloglou, BS, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • Mina Samir Sedrak, MD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Meghan Shea, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Angela M. Stover, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Jolyn Sharpe Taylor, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Melisa L. Wong, MD, University of California, San Francisco

The 2016 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Merit Awards in Quality Care are supported by Amgen; AstraZeneca; Celgene Corporation; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Janssen Oncology; Lilly; Spectrum Pharmaceuticals; and Takeda Oncology. ■

© 2016. American Society of Clinical Oncology. All rights reserved.


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