ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2021 Gastrointestinal Cancers 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 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium on January 15 – 17, 2021.
These 15 oncology professionals are recognized for their respective field and research advancements within the cancer care community:
Carla Pires Amaro, MD - Tom Baker Cancer Center, University of Calgary
Hiroyuki Arai, MD, PhD - USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Keck School of Medicine
Avani Athauda, MBBS, MRCP - The Royal Marsden Hospital
Francesca Battaglin, MD - USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Keck School of Medicine
Medhavi Gupta, MD - Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Shravan Leonard-Murali, MD - Henry Ford Hospital
Ryan H. Moy, MD, PhD - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Abhinav Rohatgi, MD - Winthrop Oncology Hematology Associates
Massimiliano Salati, MD - University Hospital of Modena
Douglas S. Swords, MD, MS - The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Elaine Tan, MD - University of South Florida
Erica S. Tsang, FRCPC, MD – BC Cancer
Eirini Tsotra, MD - Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Jingyuan Wang, PhD - USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Keck School of Medicine
Christopher Williams, MBChB, MRCP - Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St. James's, University of Leeds
The 2021 Conquer Cancer Merit Awards are supported by:
Anonymous, ASCO Employees, Association of Northern California Oncologists, AstraZeneca, Friends and Family of Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Beller, The Berry Family, Dr. and Mrs. Douglas W. Blayney, Bristol Myers Squibb, Jonathan K. and Cora Y. Cho Charitable Fund, Eisai Inc., Estate of Darla C. Ellis, Epiphany Partners Inc., G1 Therapeutics, GlaxoSmithKline Oncology, Harborside, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc., Friends, Colleagues, and Family of Joe Hogan, 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, Therese Marie Mulvey, MD, FASCO, Friends and Family of Dr. James B. Nachman, New Rhein Healthcare, LLC, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company and Janssen Biotech, Inc., Dr. Kathleen Pritchard Medicine Professional Corporation, Sarah Cannon Research Institute, Frances A. Shepherd, MD, FASCO, Stephen A. Sherwin, MD, Drs. Rachna and Puneet Shroff, Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Nizar M. Tannir, MD, Anthony and Marilyn Tolcher and Dr. Michael and Deborah Troner.