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|CCCF Presents 3rd Annual Award To SSO Fellow|
COLON CANCER CHALLENGE FOUNDATION (CCCF)
PRESENTS COLORECTAL CANCER RESEARCH
SCHOLAR AWARD TO
SOCIETY OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY (SSO) FELLOW
White Plains, New York, March13, 2013 –The Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation (CCCF) and the Society of Surgical Oncology® (SSO) are pleased to announce the presentation of the third annual Colorectal Cancer Research Scholar Award awarded to Karen Lo, MD, a surgical resident at the University of Colorado, during the SSO Annual Cancer Symposium, March 6-10 in Washington, DC. Dr. Lo attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, where her interest in surgery began under the mentorship of Dr. Vijay Khatri. Since 2008, has been working in the laboratory of Dr. Carlton C. Barnett
studying tumor microenvironment and host immune response under an American Cancer Society grant. Dr. Lo receives the award for her abstract titled: Downregulation of Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1 (ICAM-1) Abrogates Hepatic Metastases in Murine Colon Adenocarcinoma (Paper 17).
The CCCF and the SSO developed the Colorectal Cancer Research Scholar Award in order to recognize excellence in translational research focused on the molecular biology of colorectal cancer. “The Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation is very excited to be able to provide this recognition to young scientific and medical investigators who are focusing their research on colorectal cancer” said Thomas K. Weber, MD, President and Founder of the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation.
“We are delighted to be able to partner with the Society of Surgical Oncology to support colorectal cancer translational research.” This is the third year CCCF is presenting the award to a postdoctoral surgical oncology fellow whose work is being presented at the SSO Annual Cancer Symposium. The award, which includes a $2,000 grant for travel support, will be made to the presenter of the abstract which secures the highest review score from the SSO Scientific Program Committee and is focused on colorectal cancer, meeting the criteria set forth by the CCCF.
SSO President Monica Morrow, MD, Chief, Breast Service, Department of Surgery, and the Anne Burnett Windfohr Chair of Clinical Oncology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Professor of Surgery at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, speaks for the SSO, “The Society appreciates this opportunity to recognize and support the work of young surgical oncologists interested in colorectal cancer research and thanks the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation for its support of this award.”
Dr. Lo received a plaque and honorarium following her presentation on March 8, 2013 during the SSO 66th Annual Cancer Symposium in Washington, DC. The Award was presented by Dr. Weber, who is the President and Founder of the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation® (CCC) The annual award is supported by the CCCF.
For more information on the Colon Cancer Challenge visit http://coloncancerchallenge.org or contact Cindy Borassi at firstname.lastname@example.org or (914) 305-6674. For more information on the SSO and the 66th SSO Annual Cancer Symposium, including press inquiries, please visit http://www.surgonc.org or contact Curt Mattson at email@example.com or 847-427-1400.
About the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation and the 9th Annual Colon Cancer Challenge®:
The CCCF is dedicated to A World Without Colorectal Cancer through public awareness, prevention, screening and research. The Challenge continues to inform, educate and stress the importance of colorectal cancer awareness, screening and prevention, and the simple fact that it is, for the most part, preventable, treatable and beatable if diagnosed early using the screening techniques recommended by the American Cancer Society and Centers for Disease Control. CCCF celebrated the 10th Annual NY Colon Cancer Challenge® on April 7th in New York’s Central Park. For additional information on CCCF, please visit http://www.coloncancerchallenge.org
About the Society of Surgical Oncology
Founded in 1940 as the James Ewing Society, the Society of Surgical Oncology® is the premier organization for surgeons and health care providers dedicated to advancing and promoting the science and treatment of cancer. The 2,800-member Society's focus on all solid-tumor disease sites is reflected in its Annual Cancer Symposium, monthly scientific journal (Annals of Surgical Oncology), educational initiatives and committee structure.