Home » Cancer Center Fellows Receive Prestigious ASCO Young Investigator Award
June 4, 2009 – Texas Children’s Cancer Center
by Corbin B.P. Dodge
Congratulations to our fellows, Dr. Patricia Baxter and Dr. Nino Rainusso for recently being awarded the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Young Investigator Award. The awards were presented at the recent ASCO meeting in Orlando, Florida.
Dr. Baxter was recognized for her research effort “The Role of BMI-1 in Pediatric Brain Tumors” and Dr. Rainusso was recognized for “Identification and Characterization of Tumor-Initiating Cells in Human Osteosarcoma – A Model to Unravel the “Roots of Evil” in Bone Cancer”
The American Society of Clinical Oncology is the world’s leading professional organization representing physicians who treat people with cancer. The Young Investigator Award (YIA) is given to investigators beginning their career, when they are transitioning from a fellowship program to a faculty appointment. The award amount is paid to their sponsoring institution to directly support the costs of the recipient’s research projects.
It is noteworthy that in the last eleven years, nine fellows from the Texas Children’s Cancer Center have been awarded this prestigious merit. Congratulations to all our fellows who have received this esteemed honor: