|Borate Receives Young Investigator Award from Conquer Cancer Foundation|
August 3, 2011
Uma Borate, M.D., assistant professor in the UAB Division of Hematology and Oncology and associate scientist in the experimental therapeutics program of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer, has received a 2011 Young Investigator Award in the amount of $50,000 from the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology for her research on acute myeloid leukemia.
Established by ASCO, a non-profit organization representing more than 30,000 oncology professionals, the Conquer Cancer Foundation supports important clinical research, patient education and patient advocacy programs in the global campaign against cancer. The Young Investigator Award provides funding to promising investigators to encourage and promote quality research in clinical oncology.
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is among the 40 cancer centers in the nation to meet the stringent criteria for the National Cancer Institute's comprehensive designation. The center is a leader in groundbreaking research, reducing cancer disparities and leading-edge patient care.