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July 2017

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FEATURES ASCO, Conquer Cancer Foundation Congratulate 2017 Grant and Award Recipients T he Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO (CCF) presented more than $6.3 million in grants and awards to 247 promising oncology researchers at the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting. CCF and ASCO congratulate the recipients on their contributions to the field of oncology and offer their profound thanks to the generous organizations that supported these awards. To see the complete lists of grant and award recipients, visit grants-awards/grant-award-recipients. ADVANCED CLINICAL RESEARCH AWARD IN BREAST CANCER The Advanced Clinical Research Award (ACRA) funds investigators in their fourth to ninth year of faculty appoint- ment who are committed to clinical cancer research in an area not cur- rently funded. This year's recipient is Mohamed E. Abazeed, MD, PhD, of The Cleveland Clinic. The ACRA is sup- ported by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation ® . CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD The Career Development Award (CDA) is a 3-year, $200,000 grant that pro- vides funding to clinical investigators who have received their initial faculty appointment to establish an indepen- dent clinical cancer research program. This year's CDA recipients are: X Melissa K. Accordino, MD, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center X Mark M. Awad, MD, PhD, Dana- Farber Cancer Institute X Kim A. Reiss Binder, MD, University of Pennsylvania X Scott V. Bratman, MD, PhD, Prin- cess Margaret Cancer Centre X Adi Diab, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center X Jacqueline S. Garcia, MD, Dana- Farber Cancer Institute X Alfred L. Garfall, MD, University of Pennsylvania X Jaime Libes, MD, MPH, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria X Jennifer L. McQuade, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center X Adrian G. Sacher, MD, MMSc, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center CDAs are supported by AbbVie, Inc., Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Foundation, Amgen, Astellas, AstraZen- eca, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc., Breast Cancer Research Founda- tion, Conquer Cancer Foundation Mis- sion Endowment, Genentech BioOncol- ogy™, Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC, Lilly, Melanoma Research Alliance, Michael's Mission, and Takeda Oncology. YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD The Young Investigator Award (YIA) is a 1-year, $50,000 grant that provides funding to promising investigators to encourage and promote quality research in clinical oncology. This year, 69 researchers received YIAs, includ- ing nine endowed YIAs which honor the legacies of those for whom the awards Conquer Cancer Foundation Board of Directors Chair Dr. Thomas G. Roberts Jr. 36 I 07.2017

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