29 Young Researchers to Share $6M Prostate Cancer Foundation Grant

29 Young Researchers to Share $6M Prostate Cancer Foundation Grant
A $6 million Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) grant will help 29 early-career researchers find better ways to detect and treat prostate cancer, and ultimately a cure, the find a cure, the PCF announced in a news release. The foundation's 2018 Young Investigator Awards give grantees $75,000 annually for three years toward career advancement and research efforts. The award also provides budding scientists with career development assistance. Besides the promise of a long and influential career in prostate cancer research, grantees are chosen for their distinctive approaches and pioneering ideas. They also must be under the tutelage of at least one mentor, and be within six years of finishing scientific training programs. “We are honored to invest in new cutting-edge ideas for prostate cancer research," PCF President and CEO Jonathan Simons said in a press release. “This year’s recipients show great potential for unlocking new discoveries and achieving unprecedented strides toward research leading the way to help countless men affected by the disease.” The 2018 recipients were chosen from 103 applications and 55 institutions in 11 countries. Since 2007, the PCF has awarded more than $53 million to support 255 early-career researchers. Eleven of this year’s recipients are studying how to better treat prostate cancer in U.S. veterans. Other research areas include preci
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Mary M. Chapman began her professional career at United Press International, running both print and broadcast desks. She then became a Michigan correspondent for what is now Bloomberg BNA, where she mainly covered the automotive industry plus legal, tax and regulatory issues. A member of the Automotive Press Association and one of a relatively small number of women on the car beat, Chapman has discussed the automotive industry multiple times of National Public Radio, and in 2014 was selected as an honorary judge at the prestigious Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance. She has written for numerous national outlets including Time, People, Al-Jazeera America, Fortune, Daily Beast, MSN.com, Newsweek, The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press. The winner of the Society of Professional Journalists award for outstanding reporting, Chapman has had dozens of articles in The New York Times, including two on the coveted front page. She has completed a manuscript about centenarian car enthusiast Margaret Dunning, titled "Belle of the Concours."

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