The Conquer Cancer Merit Awards support oncology trainees who are first authors on abstracts selected for presentation at an ASCO scientific meeting, including the ASCO Annual Meeting and thematic symposia. Conquer Cancer recognized 127 recipients with Merit Awards at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting, having already recognized 70 symposia-specific Conquer Cancer Merit Award recipients so far in 2018. These young oncology professionals are recognized for their important research findings in their respective fields within the cancer care continuum, with Special Merit Awards given to authors of the highest-ranking abstracts in select categories.
Special Merit Award Recipients during 2018 Grants & Awards Ceremony and Reception.
“Conquer Cancer’s Merit Awards support young, bright minds in oncology and their innovative approaches to cancer research,” said Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH, FASCO, 2018 Chair of the ASCO Scientific Program Committee. “If we are going to make progress for our patients, support for new cancer research is vital, and we are excited to see how these awardees will continue to advance the field of oncology.”
The following is a list of the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting Merit Award winners:
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