2012 Young Investigator Awards Announced
The Cancer Research Foundation is pleased to announce the 2012 Young Investigator Award winners. This year's award winners will receive 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 2015.
The goal of the Young Investigator Awards is to enable promising scientists in the beginning of their careers to pursue independent hypotheses and to develop the preliminary data necessary to successfully compete for major research funding. This year's CRF Young Investigators are pursuing research in a number of different scientific fields, from investigating the use of "off label" drugs to treat cancer to working to reprogram the immune system, all hoping to find new ways to treat, prevent and cure cancer.
The Cancer Research Foundation 2012 Young Investigator Awards:
“Characterizing the Contribution of Mutations in Cancer Predisposition Genes to Therapy-related Myeloid Neoplasms”
“Defining the Mechanism and Therapeutic Targets of BIM BH3-Mediated Cell Death in Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma”
“Prophylactic Donor Lymphocyte Infusion after T Cell Depleted Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant In High Risk Patients With Hematologic Malignancies”
"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