More Than $6 Million Awarded to Promising Cancer Researchers

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This year ASCO’s Conquer Cancer Foundation will support promising researchers as they pursue studies that explore the anticancer activity of diabetes drugs in prostate cancer, improve the quality of life for elderly patients with colorectal cancer, and examine psychosocial outcomes of siblings of pediatric stem cell transplant survivors. These are just a few of the research studies being conducted by the 205* gifted recipients who were presented with more than $6 million in grants and awards by the Foundation. The recipients were recognized at ASCO’s Annual Meeting.

“The Conquer Cancer Foundation is committed to supporting cutting-edge cancer research and improving patient care globally,” said Martin J. Murphy Jr, PhD, DMedSc, Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. “We are excited about this year’s class of dedicated recipients who, with help from the Foundation’s grant and award programs, are making great progress in the field of oncology,” ■

*Number as of May 31, 2011.




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