Prostate Cancer Foundation Announces Scholar-in-Training Award Winners

Prostate Cancer Foundation Announces Scholar-in-Training Award Winners
The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) has announced the winners of the Scholar-in-Training Awards — research grants to support young scientists who presented outstanding data in the field of prostate cancer. Since 1986, more than 4,580 Scholar-in-Training Awards, encompassing 55 research foundations, corporations, and other organizations dedicated to cancer research, have been distributed. This year the awards, sponsored by the PCF and 17 other organizations, went to three researchers who presented their projects at the 2019 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting, March 29-April 3 in Atlanta, Georgia. Andi K. Cani, MS, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, presented a mini-symposium titled "Development of a whole-urine, next-generation sequencing-based assay for early detection of aggressive prostate cancer." The project is focused on the creation of a diagnostic test based on the use of next-generation sequencing (NGS) in urine samples. So far, the urine-based NGS test has shown promising results in pre-clinical models and in a subgroup of patients at different stages of the disease. The team hopes this new test can complement the classic prostate-specific antig
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