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  • PhD candidate receives NIH fellowship award for study on diagnosis of multiple myeloma precursor condition
    Education News

    PhD candidate receives NIH fellowship award for study on diagnosis of multiple myeloma precursor condition

    Maira Castañeda Avila, PhD candidate in the Clinical & Population Health Research Program, received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research, funded by the National Cancer Institute.

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  • Jill Zitzewitz applies cancer lessons in classroom and pandemic
    Community News, Media

    Jill Zitzewitz applies cancer lessons in classroom and pandemic

    As an educator, a scientist and a patient undergoing treatment for multiple myeloma, Jill A. Zitzewitz, PhD, has a unique perspective on dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Cancer deaths decline in United States, with advances in prevention, detection and treatment
    Research News

    Cancer deaths decline in US, with advances in prevention, detection and treatment

    In an essay originally published by The Conversation, Cancer Center Director Jonathan Gerber, MD, discusses the specifics of recently reported declines in cancer deaths and provides perspective for future continued progress.

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  • LISTEN: Innovations in pediatric cancer research at UMass Medical School
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    LISTEN: Innovations in pediatric cancer research at UMass Medical School

    In a new Voices of UMassMed podcast, Jason Shohet, MD, PhD, highlights new advances in pediatric cancer research at UMass Medical School, and Luis Portillo Reyes, a young cancer patient, opens up about going through treatment for leukemia. 

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  • Medical student Helen Tian receives physician-scientist career development award
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    Medical student Helen Tian receives physician-scientist career development award

    Helen Tian, a member of the School of Medicine Class of 2021, has been selected by the American Society of Hematology to receive one of five 2019-2020 Physician-Scientist Career Development Awards.

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  • Catherine Forconi receives Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Young Investigator Grant
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    Catherine Forconi receives Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Young Investigator Grant

    Catherine Forconi, PhD, has received a 2019 Young Investigator Grant from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to support research into endemic Burkitt lymphoma, an aggressive pediatric cancer and the most common childhood cancer in Africa.

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