Conquer Cancer Honors Three Researchers with Merit Awards at 2020 ASCO-SITC Immuno-Oncology Symposium

Vicki Kilpatrick
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Alexandria, Va. – Conquer Cancer®, the ASCO Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 ASCO-SITC Immuno-Oncology Symposium Merit Awards.

These awards recognize the following early-career researchers for the scientific merit of their abstracts and their valuable contributions to the field of immuno-oncology. The selected researchers of these Conquer Cancer Merit Awards will present their findings at the ASCO-SITC Immuno-Oncology Symposium in Orlando, Florida from February 6 – 8, 2020.

2020 Recipients:

Hitomi Jo, MD, Department of Thoracic Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital

Linxiaoxi Ma, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center

Yara Abdou, MD, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center


The 2020 ASCO-SITC Immuno-Oncology Symposium Merit Awards are supported by:

Anonymous, AbbVie, Inc., ASCO Employees, Association of Northern California Oncologists, AstraZeneca, Friends and Family of Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Beller, 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, William T. Leslie, MD, Lilly, Loxo Oncology Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company, Gary H. Lyman, MD, MPH, FASCO and Nicole M. Kuderer, MD, Therese Marie Mulvey, MD, FASCO, Friends and Family of Dr. James B. Nachman, New Rhein Healthcare, 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.