The American Society of Clinical Oncology Cancer Foundation Grants Program: A 25-year report and a look toward the future

Jennifer C. King, Theodore S. Lawrence, Sharon B. Murphy, Nancy E. Davidson, Robert J. Mayer

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Abstract

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Grants Program began in 1984 with a single $16,000 grant to a young investigator for start-up research funding. In 2009, the Grants Program, now administered by The ASCO Cancer Foundation, awarded more than $6.5 million to 70 different investigators. This article, celebrating the 25th anniversary of this initiative, describes the history and evolution of the Grants Program, attempts to measure the impact of the program on clinical cancer research through an analysis of the career paths of past recipients, and addresses challenges that the program will face as it enters its second 25 years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1616-1621
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Oncology
Volume28
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 20 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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