The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) is proud to announce the recipients of the SITC 2016 Cancer Immunotherapy Fellowship Awards. The Fellowship Award program was established through SITC's Forward Fund to support the development of young investigators in the field in order to cultivate the next generation of cancer immunotherapy experts.
SITC would like to thank all of the partnering organizations listed below who helped to make these awards possible. These outstanding recipients were recognized during a SITC Annual Meeting Award Ceremony on Saturday, November 12, 2016.
Miguel F. Sanmamed, MD, PhD Yale University, United States
Amount: $100,000 for one year Project: “Identifying primary and acquired resistance mechanisms to PD-1/PD-L1 pathway blockade in non-small cell lung cancer patients using immune-patient-derived xenograft model”
Claire F. Friedman, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, United States
Amount: $40,000 for one year Project: “The tumor immune microenvironment and response to CTLA-4 blockade in PD-1 refractory metastatic melanoma”
Benjamin Izar, MD, PhD Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, United States
Amount: $200,000 for two years Project: “Dissecting the role of tissue-specific anti-tumor immunity following PD-1 blockade”
Eric L. Smith, MD, PhD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, United States
Amount: $100,000 for one year Project: “Investigating and manipulating the interplay between the tumor microenvironment and Chimeric Antigen Receptor T cell therapy to generate durable remissions in multiple myeloma”
Ada G. Blidner, MSc, PhD Immunopathology Laboratory Institute of Biology and Experimental Medicine, Argentina
Amount: $40,000 for one year Project: “Unraveling the role of the galectin-1/glycan axis in T cell exhaustion and resistance to cancer immunotherapy”
Ping-Chih Ho, PhD University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Amount: $225,000 for three years Project: “Immunometabolic editing facilitates immune evasion in melanomas”
This fellowship was co-sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and SITC and made possible in part by an educational grant from EMD Serono.
Julius Strauss, MD National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, United States
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