Research(ers) in Action: ASCO 2023 Annual Meeting - NFCR


Research(ers) in Action: ASCO 2023 Annual Meeting

Six distinguished researchers from the National Foundation for Cancer Research’s (NFCR) roster of supported scientists will have their work featured at the 2023 American Society of Clinical (ASCO) Annual Meeting this June.

NFCR is proud to have a few select fellows represented at this renowned meeting of the minds in cancer research. Their participation affirms our commitment to funding top leaders in cancer research, who are providing patients with solutions that could ultimately save their life.

The 2023 ASCO Annual Meeting is an opportunity to connect with one of the largest, most diverse audiences in global cancer care. All of the work featured this year supports the meeting theme of Partnering with Patients: The Cornerstone of Cancer Care and Research.

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NFCR Supported Scientists Represented at #ASCO23 Include:

  • Suzanne Topalian
  • Paul Ngheim
  • Jessica Lin
  • Rakesh Jain
  • Massimo Cristofanilli
  • And Srinivas Viswanathan.

Featured Work from NFCR Beneficiaries

Suzanne Topalian and Paul Ngheim are beneficiaries of NFCR’s Collaborative Research Grant which encourages cross-discipline experts to work together. They will present findings from their supported work addressing the deadly skin cancer Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) and its treatment challenges.

With support from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation, NFCR has broadened its Circulating Tumor Cell Research Program. In 2023 alone, we have provided resources to five new scientists working in this area, two of whom will present work at ASCO: Massimo Cristofanilli & Srinivas Viswanathan.

Additionally, NFCR’s 2022 Szent-Gyorgyi Prize Winner and long-time supported researcher, Rakesh K. Jain, will present his most recent findings.

Finally, rising star in lung cancer research, Jessica Lin’s work will also be featured at ASCO.

NFCR is a Cancer Charity Dedicated to Excellence in Research

At NFCR, we support (and fund) scientific research leaders across all areas of cancer. Our researchers are paving the way for today’s and tomorrow’s breakthroughs in cancer research. We believe in the research we are supporting and want our supporters to trust that we are pursuing our mission every day – to find cures for all cancers.

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Following NFCR Researchers in Action

This feature is part of a series highlighting the achievements of the researchers funded by the National Foundation for Cancer Research and its supporters. Through recognition and collaboration among our supported scientists at industry events, NFCR’s visibility increases, as does highlighting the quality and impact of NFCR funded work. This is critical to our ability to raise funds to continue supporting the work of our researchers. When we raise more, we can help accelerate more research into the pipeline, with the end goal to reach patients’ bedside with cures to all cancers.

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NFCR Scientists at AACR 2023