2011 Young Investigator Awards Announced
The Cancer Research Foundation is pleased to announce the 2011 Young Investigator Award winners. This year's award winners will recieve a $75,000 grant to fund work that will be completed in the next two years, with final reports on the projects due in the early spring of 2014. This year's Young Investigators have proposed a number of compelling and very promising study in cancer research, investigating a wide range of subjects, from the role of proteins in the structure of skin cancer stem cells to how the out-of-pocket costs of having head and neck cancer could change the treatment an oncologist advises and whether a patient follows that advice.
The 2011 Young Investigator Award grantees are:
“Population-specific Genetic Variants Important in Susceptibility in Cyclophosphamide in Pediatric Patients”
“High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Ablation of Prostate Tissue in vivo with Magnetic Resonance Imaging Guidance”
“Does glucocorticoid receptor (GR) signaling compensate for androgen receptor (AR) function in castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC)?”
"I owe a great deal to the Cancer Research Foundation for giving me a head start. This financial help made the difference between my getting a fast and successful start, and my other wise struggling to obtain the necessary funds to get my research program started."Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology and Human Genetics University of Chicago
April 30, 2010