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Expecting the Unexpected

Expecting the Unexpected

Growing up in Australia, Charles Mullighan knew he wanted to be a doctor but never thought about working in Memphis, Tennessee. But that is exactly where he ended up, at a hospital named for the patron saint of impossible causes.

From Viruses to a Global View

From Viruses to a Global View

With a little help from the AACR, a fascination with cancer-associated viruses has turned into a successful career in research for Blossom Damania, PhD, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – a career that has gone global with research projects on four continents.

When a Grant Means “More than Money”

When a Grant Means “More than Money”

Kimberly Kelly, PhD, the CEO of a biotech startup called ZielBio, received an AACR-PanCAN Career Development Award for Pancreatic Cancer Research as one of the first grants of her independent academic career. The value of the grant, she says, is more than the money.

Dr. Carsten Hagemann on AACR-Novocure TTFields Research Grant Impact

Dr. Carsten Hagemann on AACR-Novocure TTFields Research Grant Impact

The AACR-Novocure Tumor Treating Fields Research Grants represent a joint effort to promote and support innovative research focused on Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields), which are intermediate frequency, low intensity, alternating electric fields that disrupt cell division in cancer cells. 2020 grant recipient Carsten Hagemann, PhD, shares his perspectives on the myriad benefits of the grant.