Announcing Awardees of the 2018 Young Investigator Awards

The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network Announces Awardees of our 2018 Young Investigator Awards

Today, the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) announced the names of the recipients of the 2018 Young Investigator Awards These Awards support the development of outstanding early career research scientists and clinical cancer research investigators who have demonstrated a commitment to improving the understanding and treatment of bladder cancer. BCAN is pleased to grant three awards of $50,000 each to support one year of research.

  • The 2018 BCAN Young Investigator Award will support the research of Philip Abbosh, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, at Fox Chase Cancer Center, for his work on “Next-generation sequencing to enhance initial staging and dynamically monitor disease response in upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC).”
  • The Palm Beach New Discoveries Young Investigators Award will further the research of David Oh, MD, PhD, a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco, for his proposal “Modulation of regulatory T cells in the bladder tumor environment by anti-PD-L1 immunotherapy.”
  • The Palm Beach New Discoveries Young Investigator Award for Patient Centered Clinical Research has been granted to Eugene Lee, MD, of the University of Kansas Medical Center for his proposal, “The implementation of nutrition education videos for patients undergoing radical cystectomy.”

“Since we began our Young Investigator Awards, BCAN has invested more than one million dollars to support early career investigators like Drs. Abbosh, Oh, and Lee. Advancing quality research has always been a top priority for BCAN. Funding their work exemplifies our efforts to make a difference in the lives of those diagnosed with bladder cancer. We are grateful for the generous support from our donors for making these awards possible”

Andrea Maddox-Smith, Chief Executive Officer of BCAN.

Read more about these awards and the researchers here.