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AACR awards 50 minority scholar in cancer research awards
Date:3/25/2011

ORLANDO, Fla. The American Association for Cancer Research is awarding 50 Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held April 2-6.

The award, now in its 26th year, is intended to enhance the education and training of minority researchers and increase the visibility and recognition of minorities involved in cancer research. It provides funds for the participation of early-career, meritorious minority scientists at the Annual Meeting. Scholars are chosen from minority institutions and the larger bodies of universities, colleges and research institutions based on their qualifications, references from mentors and an estimation of the professional benefit to the awardees.

The award is sponsored by a grant from the National Cancer Institute's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities. Additionally, Merck Oncology has agreed to provide support to fund the participation of young minority investigators. The recipients of the 2011 Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards include:

  • Gregory Adams, Jr., B.S., Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga.

Abstract #3713. Oxidative stress and mitochondrial DNA mutations in serous ovarian carcinoma
Abstract #3806. Mitochondrial DNA (MtDNA) analysis in colorectal neoplasia

  • Samuel Asfaha, M.D., Ph.D., Columbia University, New York, N.Y.

Abstract #5186. Lineage tracing of cytokeratin 19 labels gastric, intestinal and colonic stem cells

  • Matthew P. Banegas, M.P.H., University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.

Abstract #3717. Evaluation and comparison of breast cancer risk prediction models for Hispanic and non-Hispanic white women in the Women's Health Initiative

  • Tesfaye M. Baye, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Abstract #2746. Genomic data mining for selecting informative markers for ancestry

  • Selina A. Be
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Contact: Michele Sharp
Michele.Sharp@aacr.org
267-646-0622
American Association for Cancer Research
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