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CCCF and SSO Announce Cancer Research Scholar Award

COLON CANCER CHALLENGE FOUNDATION (CCCF) PRESENTS

COLORECTAL CANCER RESEARCH SCHOLAR AWARD TO SOCIETY OF

SURGICAL ONCOLOGY (SSO) FELLOW

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

White Plains, New York, May 9, 2012 –The Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation (CCCF) and the Society of Surgical Oncology® (SSO) are pleased to announce the presentation of the second Colorectal Cancer Research Scholar Award awarded to Marjun P. Duldulao, MD, a Research Fellow in the Department of Surgery at Loma Linda University and the Department of Surgery at City of HopeTM, during the SSO Annual Cancer Symposium, March 21-24, in Orlando, Florida.

 

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Dr. Thomas Weber (right) congratulates Marjun Philip Duldulao, MD, as he receives the Colorectal Cancer Research Scholar Award in recognition of his highly-rated paper on “KRAS Codon 13 Mutations Predict Response to Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation Therapy in Patients with Rectal Adenocarcinoma.”

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 and Scientific Program Chair of the 2011 SSO Annual Cancer Symposium.

 

 

“We are delighted to be able to partner with the Society of Surgical Oncology to support colorectal cancer translational research.” This is the second 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 James S. Economou, MD, PhD, Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology at UCLA Medical Center, 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. Duldulao received a plaque and honorarium following his presentation on March 24, 2012 during the SSO 65th Annual Cancer Symposium in Orlando, Florida. The Award was presented by Dr. Weber, who is the President and Founder of the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation® (CCCF) and Scientific Program Chair of the 2011 SSO Annual Cancer Symposium. 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 borassi@coloncancerchallenge.org or (914) 305-6674. For more information on the SSO and the 65th SSO Annual Cancer Symposium, including press inquiries, please visit http://www.surgonc.org or contact Curt Mattson at curtmattson@surgonc.org or 847-427-1400.

 

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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 9th Annual NY Colon Cancer Challenge® on April 1st in New York’s Central Park. For additional information on CCCF, please visit http://www.coloncancerchallenge.org

 

About the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO)

Founded in 1940 as “The James Ewing Society,” the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) is a 2,700-member organization for surgeons and health care providers. The mission of the Society of Surgical Oncology is to improve patient care by advancing the science and practice of surgical oncology worldwide.




 
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