NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Award Presented to Dr. Mian
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) and the NCCN Foundation® announced six new recipients for the 10th annual NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Awards (YIA) Program. The honorees will receive up to $150,000 in funding to study ways to improve care and help advance therapy for people with breast, colorectal, pancreatic, prostate, and small cell lung cancer, as well as pediatric acute myeloid leukemia. The NCCN Oncology Research Program (ORP) managed the selection process and will oversee the projects, which will each extend for the next two years.
“NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Award recipients go on to make incredible contributions to the global oncology community,” said Robert W. Carlson, MD, Chief Executive Officer, NCCN. “These men and women are among the best of the best up-and-coming cancer researchers, and NCCN is proud to provide a step up on their career journey. Each of these studies represents a critical learning opportunity that can help us save lives and lessen hardships for people with cancer.”
Dr. Mian received this award for the project titled "Modulating Intratumoral Androgen Biosynthesis to Selectively Sensitize Prostate Cancer to Radiotherapy."