Conquer Cancer Honors Early-Career Cancer Researchers With Merit Awards

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ASCO and Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation®, congratulate the recipients of recent Conquer Cancer Merit Awards, which recognize oncology fellows’ and trainees’ high-quality research submitted in abstracts to an ASCO-sponsored or cosponsored meeting. These early-career researchers presented their findings at the 2020 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, the 2020 ASCO-SITC Clinical Immuno-Oncology Symposium, and the 2020 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium.

2020 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Merit Award Recipients

Mohammed Al-Jumayli, MD: Kansas University Cancer Center

Limor Appelbaum, MD: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Francesca Battaglin, MD: University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Keck School of Medicine

Giacomo Bregni, MD: Institut Jules Bordet-Université Libre de Bruxelles

Jason Henry, MD: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Daniel King, MD, PhD: Stanford University

Yusuke Koseki, MD: Shizuoka Cancer Center

Jeremy D. Kratz, MD: University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center

Rachel M. Lee, MD, MSPH: Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University

Michael Lee, MBChB, FRACP: BC Cancer

Ashley Matusz-Fisher, MD: Carolinas Medical Center

Amir Mehrvarz Sarshekeh, MD: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Shehara Ramyalini Mendis, MBBS, FRACP:
BC Cancer

Kanika Gupta Nair, MD: Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Oliver Peacock, PhD: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Ibrahim Halil Sahin, MD: Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University

Anthony Joseph Scholer, BS, MD, MS: John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence St. John’s Health Center

Victoria Serpas, MD: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Elaine Tan, MD: University of South Florida

Michael K. Turgeon, MD: Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University

Irene S. Yu, MD: BC Cancer

Gemma Zucchelli, MD: Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Pisana

2020 ASCO-SITC Clinical Immuno-Oncology Symposium Merit Award Recipients

Yara Abdou, MD: Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Hitomi Jo, MD: Department of Thoracic Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital

Linxiaoxi Ma: Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center

2020 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium Merit Award Recipients

Ziad Bakouny, MD, MSc: Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Marco Bandini, MD: Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

Joost Marijn Blok, MD: The Netherlands Cancer Institute

Landon Carter Brown, MD: Duke Cancer Institute

Carlo Cattrini, MD: IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico S. Martino

Timothy Nguyen Clinton, MD, MPH: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Eugene Blanchard Cone, MD: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Shruti U. Gandhy, MD, PhD: National Cancer Institute

Anis Hamid, MBBS: Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Daniel Kwon, MD: University of California, San Francisco

Rebecca Levin-Epstein, MD: University of California, Los Angeles

Tim Nestler, MD: University Hospital of Cologne

Kenrick Ng, MA, MBBChir, MRCP: UCL Cancer Institute

Pier Vitale Nuzzo, MD: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Neil Rohit Parikh, MD, MBA: Baylor College of Medicine

Irbaz Bin Riaz, MBBS, MS: Mayo Clinic, Rochester

Justin Shaya, MD: University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center

Nirmish Singla, MD: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Maarten J. van der Doelen, MD: Radboud University Medical Center

Paul Vincent Viscuse, MD: Marshall University

Risa Liang Wong, BS, MD: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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The 2020 Conquer Cancer Merit Awards are supported by: Anonymous; AbbVie Inc; ASCO employees; Association of Northern California Oncologists; AstraZeneca; Friends and Family of Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Beller; Dr. and Mrs. Douglas W. Blayney; Breast Cancer Research Foundation®; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Jonathan K. and Cora Y. Cho Charitable Fund; Eisai Inc; Estate of Darla C. Ellis; Epiphany Partners Inc; GlaxoSmithKline Oncology; Harborside; Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc; Kimberly Irvine; Michael Kelley, MD & Elise Hoffman, PharmD; William T. Leslie, MD; Lilly; Loxo Oncology Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company; Gary H. Lyman, MD, MPH, FASCO, and Nicole M. Kuderer, MD; Therese Marie Mulvey, MD, FASCO; Friends and Family of Dr. James B. Nachman; New Rhein Healthcare; Northern New England Clinical Oncology Society; Dr. Kathleen Pritchard Medicine Professional Corporation; Sarah Cannon Research Institute; Frances A. Shepherd, MD, FASCO; Stephen A. Sherwin, MD; Drs. Rachna and Puneet Shroff; Mr. Jackson G. Simpson; Syndax Pharmaceuticals Inc; Nizar M. Tannir, MD; Anthony and Marilyn Tolcher; and Dr. Michael and Deborah Troner. 

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