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Fellow and Young Clinician Support

In addition to all the other membership benefits, MSCO is investing in the future of oncology by supporting the professional development and research of young clinicians and Fellows.

MSCO Travel Awards

The Massachusetts Society of Clinical Oncology (MSCO) is pleased to announce that as part of our efforts to support the growth and future of the oncology profession, we will be providing a grant for oncology professionals from Massachusetts to travel to the ASCO Annual Meeting.

Among the recipients of the MSCO Travel Award will be one fellow of an ACGME-accredited training program and one young clinician (with less than five years of practice).

The application deadline is April 1st

Download application and submission requirements

Thank you to everyone who applied. This years 2023 Travel Grants have been awarded to the following individuals:

  • Jonathan Berry, MD, Clinical Fellow & Chief Fellow, Hematology and Oncology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Pamela Contreras Chavez, MD, Hematology-Oncology Fellow, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston, MA; Clinical Advisor at the Center for Global Cancer Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
  • Chidambaram Ramasamy, MD, Chief Medical Resident, Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA

We are thrilled that MSCO can support you in this endeavor and look forward to hearing about your experiences at the conference. Best wishes for a successful trip! 

MSCO's ASCO Young Investigator AWARD

The Massachusetts Society of Clinical Oncologists (MSCO) is proud to annually fund one Young Investigator Award (YIA) for a qualified Massachusetts applicant through Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation. We encourage all eligible Massachusetts Fellows and Trainees to apply. The YIA is a one-year, $57,500 grant that provides research funding to promising physicians to support their transition from final years of subspecialty training to faculty appointment and to encourage and promote quality research in clinical oncology. For questions about eligibility, please contact Conquer Cancer at grants@conquer.org

2023 recipient


Arielle Medford, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital

“MDM2 inhibition for patients with hormone-receptor positive, GATA3-mutant metastatic breast cancer”

Mentored by: Aditya Bardia, MD, MPH and Leif Ellisen, MD, PhD

Past Award Recipients


A Phase 1 study of adding navitoclax to the combination of venetoclax and decitabine for advanced myeloid malignancies.

Evan Chen, MD, a Physician, Division of Leukemia, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.


A Phase 2 trial of palbociclib in combination with axitinib and avelumab in metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma.

Praful Ravi, MBBChir, MRCP, a Medical Oncologist at the Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is the recipient of the inaugural YIA Award supported by MSCO.

Quality and Innovation Grant

The purpose of the MSCO Quality & Innovation Grant is to improve the care of patients in the state of Massachusetts living with a diagnosis of cancer. Funding will be provided for an individual or a group seeking to improve the deliver of cancer care, the quality of cancer care, treatment of cancer, or comfort of patients suffering from cancer.

Past Grant Recipients


Adapting the Electronic Patient Reported Outcomes (EPRO) Intervention to Improve Cancer Care Delivery and Clinical Outcomes of Limited-English Proficiency (LEP) Individuals Diagnosed with Advanced Gastrointestinal or Breast Cancer

Nadine McCleary, MD, MPH


Oral Chemotherapy Management with Electronic Patient Reporting--A Community and Academic Hybrid Model 

Jessica Zerillo, MD, PhD and Meghan Shea, MD

A Bundle to Standardize Home Medication Administration and Reduce Errors in Pediatric Oncology Patients 

Chris Wong Quiles, MD, MPH, CPPS


Feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of the MBSR for smoking cessation in cancer patients

Marjory Charlot, MD, MPH, MSc

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