The NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Awards Program Moves Innovation Forward:

  • Vital funding provided for some of the nation’s top next-generation cancer researchers, guiding the course of treatment innovation and advancement
  • More than $3.6 million awarded to advancing cancer research to 29 investigators to date
  • Young investigators, nominated by NCCN Member Institutions, are dedicated to discovering cutting-edge breakthroughs in cancer research
  • Awardee research highlighted in many scientific health care publications and journals, included The New England Journal of Medicine and JNCCN – Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Research topics pursued by NCCN Foundation® Young Investigator Awardees include:

  •  Improving treatment for veterans with lymphoma
  •  Measuring and managing distress in cancer survivors
  •  How age impacts colon cancer treatment
  •  Supporting elderly patients with ovarian cancer
  •  Benefits of discussing cost of care with patients
  •  Use of cancer management guidelines
  •  Following patients with a high-risk for kidney cancer
  •  How genetics affect tumor growth
  •  How specific treatments affect melanoma outcomes
  •  Helping lung cancer patients make treatment decisions
  •  How age plays a role in bone marrow transplantation

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