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NCCN Names 2019 Young Investigator Award Recipients


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The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) and the NCCN Foundation® recently announced four recipients of the annual Young Investigator Awards. These awards provide funding and study support to early-career cancer researchers from across the 28 academic cancer centers that comprise NCCN.

The winning presentations were among 131 different research posters presented across 2 days—the most abstracts ever accepted at an NCCN Annual Conference. The posters were categorized as preclinical oncology, correlative/genomic, outcomes and health services research, and clinical oncology. Each poster was independently scored by a peer-review committee of oncology faculty from NCCN Member Institutions. The Young Investigator Awards were selected and managed by the NCCN Oncology Research Program as well as funded through support from the NCCN Foundation, AstraZeneca, Merck & Co, Genentech, Pfizer, and Incyte.

The 2019 award recipients and topics include:

  • Prasanna Ananth, MD, MPH, Yale Cancer Center, Establishing Benchmarks for High Quality End-of-Life Care in Children With Cancer
  • Jaehyuk Choi, MD, PhD, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Genomic Determinants of Responses to Immunotherapy in Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Kedar Kirtane MD, Moffitt Cancer Center, Feasibility of a Digitized Peer-to-Peer Patient Support System for Patients With Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer Undergoing Chemoradiation
  • Yanming Li, PhD, University of Michigan, Network Genome-Wide Association Studies for Early Detection of Cancers
Prasanna Ananth, MD, MPH

Prasanna Ananth, MD, MPH

Jaehyuk Choi, MD, PhD

Jaehyuk Choi, MD, PhD

Kedar Kirtane MD

Kedar Kirtane MD

Yanming Li, PhD

Yanming Li, PhD

 

 

 

 

 

 

The abstracts and images from all 131 posters can be viewed online at JNCCN.org


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