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The ASCO Cancer Foundation Awards $25,000 To Young Researchers For Important Contributions To Genitourinary Cancers Research

August 06, 2017

The ASCO Cancer Foundation will present Merit Awards to twenty-five leading oncology fellows from around the world at the 2010 Genitourinary (GU) Cancers Symposium, which takes place March 5-7 in San Francisco. These promising young fellows will be honored for their exceptional contributions to the research of genitourinary tract cancers.

"We are honored to recognize this year's Merit Award recipients for their dedication and contributions to improving care and treatment for people living with genitourinary cancers," said Deborah A. Kuban, MD, chair of the 2010 GU Cancers Symposium Steering Committee. "Their work shows strong potential and we hope these awards will help advance their efforts and commitment to clinical cancer care."

The ASCO Cancer Foundation Merit Awards are designed to promote clinical cancer research by young scientists. This year's awardees were selected based on the scientific merit of their abstracts and they will have the opportunity to present their research and interact with other clinical investigators at the meeting. Recipients will also receive funding to help with travel expenses to attend the Symposium.

This year's Symposium will feature more than 400 abstracts on a variety of genitourinary cancers including cancers of the prostate, bladder, kidneys, penis and testes. An estimated 333,000 people in the United States were diagnosed with genitourinary cancers in 2009 and approximately 55,350 died of these diseases.

Three leading medical specialty societies are co-sponsoring the multidisciplinary symposium, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO).

The 2010 ASCO Cancer Foundation Merit Awards are supported through restricted educational grants from Novartis Oncology, OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Pfizer Oncology and sanofi-aventis.

2010 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium Merit Award Recipients:

Edwin Jason Abel, MD
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Himisha Beltran, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College

Thomas Pence Boike, MD
University of Texas Southwestern

Bradley Curtis Carthon, MD, PhD
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Steven Lee Chang, MD
Stanford Hospital and Clinic

Ingrid Desar, MD
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre

David James Gallagher, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Saby George, MD
University of Texas Health Sciences Center San Antonio

Amit Gupta, MBBS, MPH
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Jose A. Karam, MD
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Jenny J. Kim, MD
Cleveland Clinic

Timothy J. Kruser, MD
University of Wisconsin
Carbone Cancer Center

Daniel J. Lewinshtein, MDCM
Virginia Mason Medical Center

Mark Jesus M. Magbanua, MS, PhD
University of California, San Francisco

Harvey Quon, MD
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Stephen Lane Richey, MD
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Shreya K. Shah, MD
University of California, San Francisco

Simona F. Shaitelman, MD, EdM
William Beaumont Hospital

Todd A. Swanson, MD, PhD
William Beaumont Hospital

Jennifer M. Taylor, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Matthew Kevin Tollefson, MD
Mayo Clinic

Christopher J. Weight, MD
Cleveland Clinic

Ming Yang, PhD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School

Po Yee Yip, MBChB
Sydney Cancer Centre
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Andrea Zivi, MD
The Institute of Cancer Research
The Royal Marsden Hospital

ASCO Cancer Foundation