Press Release (ePRNews.com) - CAPE CORAL, Fla. - May 24, 2018 - The Kidney Cancer Association has announced the winners of its annual Young Investigator Award (YIA). The award provides funding to promising doctors to pursue careers in kidney cancer research. Since the award’s inception, the Kidney Cancer Association has funded dozens of projects projects, that in turn, have further improved the quality of life of those diagnosed with kidney cancer.
Each of the doctors was awarded $50,000 that will be received in two installments over 12 months to the awardee’s institution.
To qualify for the award, candidates must have attained a postgraduate degree or a doctoral degree and currently be in their subspecialty training at an academic medical institution at the time of grant submission and lastly, candidates must be planning an investigative career in kidney cancer.
The winners from this year include:
Danos Christodoulou, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School, whose area of focus includes transcriptomic approaches to identify cancer related metabolic pathways that assist with therapeutic manipulation.
Pavlos Msaouel, M.D., Ph.D., University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, whose area of focus includes studying rare renal cell carcinomas.
Dr. Patrick G. Pilié, M.D., University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, whose area of focus includes identifying and targeting DNA damage response deficiency in clear cell renal cell carcinoma.
Xiao Wei, M.D., M.A.S., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, whose area of focus includes PD-L1 and VEGF coinhibition in advanced non-clear cell renal cell carcinoma.
For more information about the award, go to www.kidneycancer.org/research-grant-applications/. Source :
Kidney Cancer Association