Conquer Cancer Foundation Accepting Applications for Annual Career Development Award

The Conquer Cancer Foundation was created by the American Society of Clinical Oncology to help drive dramatic advances in the prevention, treatment, and cures of all types of cancer. To that end, CCF funds breakthrough cancer research, shares cutting-edge knowledge with patients and physicians, and works to improve the quality of and access to care, with the goal of enhancing quality of life for all who are touched by cancer.

CCF currently is accepting applications for its Career Development Award, an annual research program that provides funding to clinical investigators who have received their initial faculty appointment to establish an independent clinical cancer research program. A single grant of $200,000 over three years will be awarded in support of research with a patient-oriented focus; in vitro or animal studies (even if clinically relevant) will not be considered.

To be eligible, applicants must be a physician (MD, DO, or international equivalent) who is within the first to third year of a full-time primary faculty appointment in a clinical department at an academic medical institution. Grant applications from candidates with existing career development awards (such as K23, K08, or any other type of career development award) will not be considered.

See the Conquer Cancer Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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