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Karl Bilimoria, MD, Receives NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Award

Karl Bilimoria, MD,  Receives NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Award

Lurie Cancer Center member,Karl Bilimoria, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Surgical Oncology and of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, is a recipient of the 2013 NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Award. Bilimoria's research initiative is titled, "Sentinel lymph node positivity rates for breast cancer and melanoma: an opportunity to improve quality and enhance the NCCN Guidelines."

The NCCN Foundation®, which through private philanthropy advances the mission of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of care provided to patients with cancer, has awarded grants to four young investigators from NCCN Member Institutions. These awardees, who are dedicated to advancing and discovering new treatments for cancer, represent the third series of the NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Awards, a program initiated in 2011. Each of the funded research initiatives will focus on assessing or improving outcomes in cancer care. The grants will provide $150,000 in funding over a two-year period, beginning in September 2013.
“Initiated in 2011, these awards assist in and encourage the development of the next generation of cancer researchers," said Patricia J. Goldsmith, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, NCCN. "In turn, with their success, the awardees support the NCCN mission to advance the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of care for people with cancer."
For more information about the NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Awards and to learn about previous awardees, please visit NCCN.org.

(Last updated on June 3, 2013 )