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Fellow and Young Clinician Support

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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 Grant

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 Grant 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. 2023 ASCO travel grants were 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 was able to support you on your journey. 

MSCO's 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

Recipients


2023

Arielle Medford, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital

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


2022

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

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


2021

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.

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


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

2019: 

Nadine McCleary, MD, MPH

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

2017: 

Jessica Zerillo, MD, PhD and Meghan Shea, MD

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

Chris Wong Quiles, MD, MPH, CPPS
A Bundle to Standardize Home Medication Administration and Reduce Errors in Pediatric Oncology Patients 

2015: 

Marjory Charlot, MD, MPH, MSc

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


Annual Poster Competition

Welcome to the MSCO Annual Poster Competition, an esteemed platform for fellows to showcase their groundbreaking research and clinical insights during our annual meeting. This event invites submissions for the prestigious Walter Kagan Research Poster Award and the Michael Goldstein Clinical Vignette Poster Award.

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