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
Jaehyuk Choi, MD, PhD
Kedar Kirtane MD
Yanming Li, PhD
The abstracts and images from all 131 posters can be viewed online at JNCCN.org. ■