Conquer Cancer announces 2020 Quality Care Symposium Merit Awards

Vicki Kilpatrick
ASCO Quality Care Symposium logo on top, colored turquoise green, and Conquer Cancer's Merit Award Recipient logo on bottom, colored orange and ASCO branded blue

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2020 Quality Care Symposium Merit Awards. 

These distinguished awards recognize oncology fellows and trainees who are first authors on top-ranking abstracts selected for presentation at the virtual ASCO Quality Care Symposium on October 9-10, 2020.  

These 14 oncology professionals are recognized for their respective field and research advancements within the cancer care community:  

Samer Al Hadidi, FACP, MD, MS, Baylor College of Medicine 
Atul Batra, MD, Tom Baker Cancer Center 
Lawson Eng, MD, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre 
Arjun Gupta, MD, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center 
Yu Ke, BSc, National University of Singapore 
Kelsey S. Lau-Min, MD, University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center 
Mary Mahler, MBBCh, University of Toronto 
Poorni Manohar, MD, University of Michigan 
Cristina Merkhofer, MD, MHS, University of Washington 
Jessica Meshman, MD, University of Miami-Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center 
Kanika G. Nair, MD, George Washington University School of Medicine 
Jorge Ignacio Portuondo, MD, Baylor College of Medicine 
Marta Wioleta Wronska, DO, New York University Winthrop Hospital, Perlmutter Cancer Center 
Jade Zhou, MD, PhD, University of California San Diego Health 


The 2020 Conquer Cancer Merit Awards are supported by: 

Anonymous, AbbVie, Inc., ASCO Employees, Association of Northern California Oncologists, AstraZeneca, BeiGene, Friends and Family of Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Beller, The Berry Family, Dr. and Mrs. Douglas W. Blayney, Breast Cancer Research Foundation®, Bristol Myers Squibb, Jonathan K. and Cora Y. Cho Charitable Fund, Eisai Inc., Estate of Darla C. Ellis, Epiphany Partners Inc., GlaxoSmithKline Oncology, Harborside, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc., Kimberly Irvine, Michael Kelley, MD & Elise Hoffman, PharmD, Nicole M. Kuderer, MD and Gary H. Lyman, MD, MPH, FASCO, William T. Leslie, MD, Lilly, Loxo Oncology Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company, Michigan Society of Hematology & Oncology, Therese Marie Mulvey, MD, FASCO, Friends and Family of Dr. James B. Nachman, New Rhein Healthcare, LLC, Northern New England Clinical Oncology Society, Dr. Kathleen Pritchard Medicine Professional Corporation, Sarah Cannon Research Institute, Frances A. Shepherd, MD, FASCO, Stephen A. Sherwin, MD, Drs. Rachna and Puneet Shroff, Mr. Jackson G. Simpson, Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Nizar M. Tannir, MD, Anthony and Marilyn Tolcher, and Dr. Michael and Deborah Troner.