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July 2017

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FEATURES for early-career oncologists in low- and middle-income countries to fur- ther their knowledge and careers and establish strong long-term relation- ships with leading ASCO members who serve as scientific mentors. This year's 20 IDEA and 4 IDEA-PC awardees attended the 2017 ASCO Annual Meet- ing and visited their mentor's institu- tion, where they gained knowledge and skills to share with their peers back home. (See p. 40 for more information about IDEA and IDEA-PC, and recogni- tion of this year's recipients.) The 2017 IDEA is supported by Amgen and Takeda Oncology. The 2017 IDEA- PC is supported by CRDF Global, National Cancer Institute, and United States Department of Agriculture. INTERNATIONAL INNOVATION GRANT The International Innovation Grant is a 1-year grant of up to $20,000 that provides research funding in support of novel and innovative projects that can have a significant impact on can- cer control in low- and middle-income countries. This year's recipients are: X AMEROM (Medical Association of Clinical Oncology of Peru), Peru X American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon X Centro Oncológico Estatal ISSEMYM, Mexico X College of Medicine, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus, Nigeria The 2017 International Innovation Grant is supported by ASCO Interna- tional Affairs. MEDICAL STUDENT ROTATION FOR UNDERREPRESENTED POPULATIONS The Medical Student Rotation (MSR) for Underrepresented Populations pro- vides 8- 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, three medical stu- dents were selected: X Gerard Holder, Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine X Katia Perez, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center X Maria Torres, Mayo Clinic The MSR for Underrepresented Popu- lations is supported by Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eisai Inc., and Lilly. RESIDENT TRAVEL AWARD FOR UNDERREPRESENTED POPULATIONS The Resident Travel Award (RTA) for Underrepresented Populations pro- vides financial support for residents from underrepresented populations to attend the ASCO Annual Meeting. This year, 11 residents were selected: X Betty Abban, MD, Meharry Medical College X Abiodun Adefurin, MBBS, Meharry Medical College X Susanna Awoyode, MBBS, MS, Meharry Medical College X Oumoul Barry, MD, Mercy Medical Center Recipients of the 2017 Young Investigator Award at the ASCO Annual Meeting. 38 I 07.2017

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