ASCO 2024: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Experts Receive Prestigious Awards from American Society of Clinical Oncology

ASCO 2024: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Experts Receive Prestigious Awards from American Society of Clinical Oncology

Several Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) physician-scientists have been recognized by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Every year, ASCO recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to ASCO, the practice of clinical oncology, people with cancer, and activities that impact public awareness about cancer, its causes, cures, and treatment. MSK is proud to announce the following physician-scientists who are receiving special ASCO awards:

Career Development Awards

Established in 1992, the Career Development Awards provide three years of research funding to clinical investigators in the first three years of a faculty appointment to establish an independent clinical cancer research program. The following MSK staff were recognized with the Career Development Awards:

These awards are generously supported by Anonymous, AbbVie, Inc., AstraZeneca, Harold A. Barfknecht Trust, Breast Cancer Research Foundation®, Stephen A. Cannistra, MD, Fleur E. Fairman, Genentech BioOncology™, Johnson & Johnson, Lilly, Rising Tide Foundation, Walther Cancer Foundation, and Generous Supporters of the Women Who Conquer Cancer. 

Young Investigator Awards

Established in 1984, the Young Investigator Awards provide research funding to promising young physicians during the final years of training to support the transition to a faculty appointment and to encourage quality research in clinical oncology. The following MSK staff were recognized with the Young Investigator Awards:

  • Prashasti Agrawal, MD
  • Muneeb Alam, MD
  • Sahil D. Doshi, MD
  • Ross Firestone, MD, PhD
  • Stefanie Gerstberger, MD
  • Michael Gormally, MD, PhD
  • Aditi Gupta, MD
  • Eric Jurgens, MD
  • Jaeyop Lee, MD, PhD
  • Patrick McGillivray, MD, MHS
  • Jacob Tallman, MD
  • Yannis K. Valtis, MD
  • Celine Yeh, MD

These awards are generously provided by Anonymous, AbbVie, Inc., AbbVie Oncology, American Association for Cancer Research, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Amgen, Association for Value-Based Cancer Care, Association of Northern California Oncologists, AstraZeneca, Dr. Sumeet and Sumeeta Bhatia, Franci Blassberg and Joe Rice, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Dr. Linda Bosserman, Nina Lesavoy Brady, Breast Cancer Research Foundation®, Bristol Myers Squibb, Howard A. Burris, III, MD and Karen Y. Burris, Casdin Family Foundation, Lawrence H. Einhorn, MD, FASCO , Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Trisha Elcan, F Cancer, Florida Society of Clinical Oncology, Dr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Frist, Jr., Gateway for Cancer Research, Genentech BioOncology™, GlaxoSmithKline Oncology, HELSINN, Friends and Family of Dr. Arti Hurria, Illumina, Johnson & Johnson, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Dr. Judith and Alan Kaur, The John and Elizabeth Leonard Family Foundation, Lilly,  Raj Mantena, RPh, The Page & Otto Marx, Jr. Foundation, Massachusetts Society of Clinical Oncologists, Merck & Co., Inc., Georgia and Michael Michelson, Moderna, Victoria H. Montgomery, Nebraska Oncology Society, New Rhein Foundation, Novartis Oncology, Dr. Debra Patt, , Pfizer Oncology, The QuadW Foundation Inc, The Norman & Ruth Rales Foundation, Thomas G. Roberts, Jr., MD, FASCO, and Susan M. DaSilva, DNP, Colleagues, Friends, and Family of Dr. Gladys Rodriguez and Dr. Narjust Florez, Aaron and Barbro Sasson, The Sontag Foundation, Strike 3 Foundation, Texas Society of Clinical Oncology, Three Opinions Foundation, Tomasello Family, Vaniam Group LLC, Generous Supporters of the Women Who Conquer Cancer, Women Leaders in Oncology LLC, Zentalis Pharmaceuticals.

Annual Meeting Merit Awards

The Annual Meeting Merit Awards recognize oncology trainees and students whose research is addressed in high-quality abstracts submitted to the ASCO Annual Meeting and recognized for their scientific merit. The following MSK staff were acknowledged with the Annual Meeting Merit Awards:

  • Monica Chen, MD
  • Antoine Desilets, MD, MSc
  • Sahil Doshi, MD
  • Aditi Gupta, MD
  • Christopher Jackson, MD, MS 
  • Matteo Repetto, MD
  • Patricia Mae Santos, MD, MS
  • Tiffany Sia, MD, FACOG
  • Rohit Thummalapalli, MD

These awards are generously supported by Terri Armstrong, Chris Armstrong, and Mark Gilbert, ASCO Employees, Association of Northern California Oncologists, AstraZeneca, BeiGene, Friends and Family of Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Beller, Dr. and Mrs. Douglas W. Blayney, Breast Cancer Research Foundation®, Bristol Myers Squibb, Stephen A. Cannistra, MD, Jonathan K. and Cora Y. Cho Charitable Fund, Friends, Family, and Colleagues of Dr. Cecil “Pete” Coggins, Michael Craig Cox, PharmD, MHS, BCOP, Trailblazing patient Mark A. Crafts and Generous Supporters of Team Crafty, Bill and Karen Dahut, Eisai Inc., Estate of Darla C. Ellis, Epiphany Partners, Inc., Flatiron Health, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline Oncology, Harborside, Friends, Colleagues, and Family of Joe Hogan, John Hohneker, MD and Donald Vincent, Melissa M. Hudson, MD, FASCO and Albert E. Weeks, MD, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc, Kimberly Irvine, Family of Diane L. Keith, Nicole M. Kuderer, MD and Gary H. Lyman, MD, MPH, FASCO, Natasha B. Leighl, MD, FASCO, William T. Leslie, MD, Lilly, Bora Lim, MD and Pavlos Msaouel, MD, PhD, Loxo Oncology Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company, Maryland/District of Columbia Society of Clinical Oncology, Friends and Colleagues of Theresa Mays, Melanoma Research Foundation, Therese Marie Mulvey, MD, FASCO, Friends and Family of Dr. James B. Nachman, New Rhein Healthcare, LLC, Friends and Colleagues of Dr. Larry Norton, Dr. Kathleen Pritchard Medicine Professional Corporation, The QuadW Foundation, Gabrielle Betty Rocque, MD, MSPH, Sarah Cannon Research Institute, Frances A. Shepherd, MD, FASCO, Stephen A. Sherwin, MD, Drs. Rachna and Puneet Shroff, Supporters of Innovations and Research in Medical Education, Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Nizar M. Tannir, MD, Anthony and Marilyn Tolcher, Dr. Michael and Deborah Troner, and William S. Yaus, Jeffrey W. Yaus, and Kathleen Y. Wolin, ScD.

Long-Term International Fellowship

The Long-term International Fellowship provides early-career oncologists in low- to middle-income countries (LMICs) the support and resources needed to advance their training by deepening their relationship with a mentor at a host institution in the United States, Canada, or Europe. During the one-year fellowship, the recipients receive valuable training and experience, which they use to effect change in cancer care in their home country.

Daniella Audi Blotta, MD
Home Institution: Beneficência Portuguesa de
São Paulo (Brazil) 
Host Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
The fellowship is funded by Conquer Cancer®, the ASCO Foundation.