Jul 25, 2014
The Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO presented more than $4.5 millionin grants and awards to more than 200 promising oncology researchers at the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting, held May 30-June 3 in Chicago, Illinois. Special award opportunities were offered exclusively to trainee and early-career oncologists. Visit conquercancerfoundation.org/grantrecipients and conquercancerfoundation.org/awardrecipients to find the full lists of 2014 recipients.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD
The Career Development Award (CDA) provides funding to clinical investigators, who have received their initial faculty appointment, to establish an independent clinical cancer research program. This year’s nine recipients will each receive a three-year grant totaling $200,000.
INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION AWARD
The International Development and Education Award (IDEA) and International Development and Education Award in Palliative Care (IDEA-PC) provide opportunities for early-career oncologists in low- and middle-income countries to further their knowledge and careers and establish strong long-term relationships with leading ASCO members who serve as scientific mentors to each recipient. This year 23 awardees are participating in the IDEA program, and six additional awardees are participating in the IDEA-PC program.
LONG-TERM INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP
The Long-term International Fellowship (LIFe) provides early-career oncologists in developing nations with the support and resources needed to advance their training by deepening their relationship with a U.S. or Canadian colleague and his or her institution. The LIFe was awarded to three oncologists in 2014.
MEDICAL STUDENT ROTATION AWARD FOR UNDERREPRESENTED POPULATIONS
The Medical Student Rotation (MSR) for Underrepresented Populations provides eight- to 10-week clinical or clinical research oncology rotations for U.S. medical students from populations underrepresented in medicine who are interested in pursuing oncology as a career. This year, eight medical students were selected to participate in the program.
The Conquer Cancer Foundation distributed 99 Merit Awards to oncology fellows who submitted high-quality research for presentation at the 2014 Annual Meeting, four of which were Special Merit Awards for the highest-ranking abstracts in select categories.
ONCOLOGY TRAINEE TRAVEL AWARDS
The Oncology Trainee Travel Award (OTTA) supports the continuing education and professional development of trainee oncologists by providing individual travel grants to defray travel expenses for attending the ASCO Annual Meeting. In 2014, the Conquer Cancer Foundation awarded 36 OTTAs.
RESIDENT TRAVEL AWARD FOR UNDERREPRESENTED POPULATIONS
The Resident Travel Award (RTA) for Underrepresented Populations provides financial support for residents from underrepresented populations to attend ASCO’s Annual Meeting. This year nine residents were selected to participate in the program.
YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD
The Young Investigator Award (YIA) provides funding to promising investigators to encourage and promote quality research in clinical oncology. This year’s 42 awardees will each receive a one-year grant of $50,000.