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Stephen Keefe, M.D., of the University of Pennsylvania, is the receipient of the Kidney Cancer Association’s 2009 Young Investigator Award.  The announcement was made at an awards brunch on Sunday, May 31, at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla.  Dr. Keefe’s project is titled “Predicting Response to Antiangiogenic Therapies in Renal Cell Carcinoma.”

Bill Bro, Association CEO, and Carolyn Konosky, Development Director, attended the awards ceremony.  “We had an opportunity to speak with Dr. Keefe during brunch,” Bro said.  “We were most favorably impressed by his enthusiasm and dedication to the success of this important research.”

The Kidney Cancer Association collaborates with the ASCO Cancer Research Foundation in funding projects submitted for consideration by brilliant young researchers, as well as providing financial support for the genitourinary sessions at the ASCO Annual Meeting.  The Association also funds research through the American Urological Society Foundation.