Conquer Cancer grants five awards to support innovative cancer control projects

Vicki Kilpatrick
2020 Conquer Cancer IIG Recipients

Alexandria, Va. – Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation is pleased to announce the 2020 International Innovation Grant (IIG) recipients. IIGs provide a one-year research grant of up to $20,000 to a nonprofit organization or government agency in support of novel and innovative projects that can have a significant impact on cancer control in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The award is intended to support proposals that have the potential to reduce the cancer burden in local communities, while also being potentially transferable to other LMIC settings. Awards are given based on individual merit and availability of funds.

2020 Recipients

Center of Study of State and Society, Argentina
Project Title: “Designing a Counseling App to reduce the psycho-social impact of HPV-testing: a User-Centered Design Approach (Phase 1)”
Principal Investigator:  Silvina Arrossi, PhD
Kinshasa University Hospital, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Project Title: “Cervical cancer screening using self-sampling technology and next-generation sequencing in Kinshasa, DRC.”
Principal Investigator: Alex Mutombo Baleka, MD

Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria
Project Title: “Feasibility and Acceptability of an M-Health Intervention to Improve Breast Cancer Early Detection and Reduce Delays to Diagnosis in NiGEria (BRIDGE)”
Principal Investigator: Elima Enaji Jedy-Agba, MBBS, PhD

College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria
Project Title: “Impact of mobile technologies on cervical cancer screening practices in Lagos, Nigeria: 
A randomised controlled trial ‘mHealth-Cervix’”
Principal Investigator:  Kehinde Sharafadeen Okunade, MBBS

Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición "Salvador Zubirán", Mexico
Project Title: “Multidimensional assessment of the financial burden of cancer among older Mexican 
adults and their families, a mixed methods study”
Principal Investigator: Sofia Sánchez-Román, PhD

The 2020 International Innovation Grants are supported by:
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
ASCO Employees
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.