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Coping with kidney cancer through the COVID-19 pandemic

Megan Conley was diagnosed with chromophobe renal cell carcinoma in February 2020 and underwent surgery in March during the peak of COVID-19 pandemic uncertainty. She shared her experience and her major learnings and takeaways in…

Billy Foster is jazzing up the vote

“I had been thinking of writing a voting song when one night I woke up with a tune in my head. I went to the piano and wrote it down. The words started to come…

Q & A: Dr. Brandon Manley, 2020 YIA recipient

Dr. Brandon Manley is a urologic oncologist at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. He received a 2020 Young Investigator Award for an “Investigation of the Aberrant Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Splicing Proteome to…

Q & A: Dr. Chiara Di Malta, 2020 YIA Recipient

Dr. Chiara Di Malta is a postdoctoral fellow at the Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine in Pozzuoli, Italy. She received a 2020 Young Investigator Award for her project, called “Exploiting the potential of MiT/TFE…

Q & A: Dr. Ritesh Kotecha, 2020 YIA Recipient

Dr. Ritesh Kotecha is a medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He received a 2020 Young Investigator Award for his project “HLA Evolutionary Diversity – A Population Specific Biomarker for…

Q & A: Dr. Frank Mason, 2020 YIA recipient

Dr. Frank Mason is a cell biologist and research assistant professor at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He received a 2020 Young Investigator Award for his investigation of the “Therapeutic vulnerability of…

Q &A: Dr. Heather Christofk and Dr. Brian Shuch

Dr. Heather Christofk and Dr. Brian Shuch of the University of California, Los Angeles received a 2020 Advanced Discovery Award for their investigation of “Intracellular asparagine regulates mTORC1 activity and cancer cell proliferation”, which takes…

Q & A: Dr. Haifeng Yang and Dr. William Kim

Dr. Haifeng Yang and Dr. William Kim received a 2020 Advanced Discovery Award for their project to “Investigating the anti-tumor efficacy of a STING agonist on PBRM1-deficient ccRCC tumors,” which will examine whether a novel…

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