We are proud to announce that our newest associate, Dr. Kristina Young (joining The Oregon Clinic in July 2015), has been awarded a 2015 Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology through the Conquer Cancer Foundation. Dr. Young’s research interests include the role of cancer associated fibroblasts on immune-mediated radiation resistance in the treatment of pancreatic cancer. This research will complement our strong interest in the immune system’s response to cancer in the setting of patients receiving radiation therapy and is an excellent example of translational (or “bench to bedside”) research making a difference in the state of the art treatment of our patients. We look forward to Dr. Young joining us in July when she will split her time between seeing patients and her research interests.
Dr. Young was formally acknowledged at the Grants & Awards Ceremony & Reception during the ASCO Annual meeting on Sunday, May 31st, 2015 @ the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Regency Ballroom. The Young Investigator Award program is run thru the Conquer Cancer Foundation, which was created by the world’s foremost cancer doctors of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) to seek dramatic advances in the prevention, treatment and cures of all types of cancer. Toward the vision of a world free from the fear of cancer, CCF works to conquer this disease by funding breakthrough cancer research and sharing cutting-edge knowledge with patients and physicians worldwide, by improving quality of and access to care, and by enhancing quality of life for all who are touched by cancer.