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Global Scholar-in-Training Awards Recipients

The AACR was proud to offer Global Scholar-in-Training Awards (GSITA) to support the participation of 15 meritorious early-career scientists from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in its Annual Meeting 2019. The GSITA program builds upon the success of the African Cancer Research Travel Award, which over the course of three years (2016-2018) benefited 15 African scientists from seven countries—Egypt, Ghana, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Sudan—and expands the program to eligible investigators from all LMICs. This year, GSITA recipients hailed from nine LMICs— Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, Egypt, India, Nigeria, South Africa, and Turkey.

Kanchan Chakma, PhD

Kanchan Chakma, PhD

University of Chittagong

Chittagong, Bangladesh

Abstract 821. DNA hypermethylation of IRX4 is a frequent event that may confer growth advantage to pancreatic cancer cells

Titilope M. Dokunmu, PhD

Titilope M. Dokunmu, PhD

Covenant University

Ota, Nigeria

Abstract 5048. Determination of haptoglobin, hemoglobin genotypes and malaria incidence in Nigerian breast cancer patients

Carolina C. Gomes, DDS, PhD

Carolina C. Gomes, DDS, PhD

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Abstract 4663. KRAS mutations drive adenomatoid odontogenic tumor and are independent of clinicopathological features

Alyaa F. Hessin, MPA, MS

Alyaa F. Hessin, MPA, MS

The National Research Centre

Dokki, Giza, Egypt

Abstract 1459. Construction and assessment of a novel Listeria monocytogenes-based vaccine targeting squamous cell carcinoma

Ozhan Ocal, PhD

Ozhan Ocal, PhD

Bilkent University

Ankara, Turkey

Abstract 1790. Investigation of oncogenic G-protein coupled receptor signaling pathways in Kras dependent pancreatic cancer cell lines

Ana Karina Oliveira, PhD

Ana Karina Oliveira, PhD

Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials-CNPEM

Campinas, Brazil

Abstract 2800. Oral cancer cell-derived extracellular vesicles can modulate an immunosuppressive microenvironment through M2 phenotype polarization

Jeremiah Olorunjuwon Olugbami, PhD

Jeremiah Olorunjuwon Olugbami, PhD

University of Ibadan

Ibadan, Nigeria

Abstract 1867. Liver and urinary bladder cancers: The modifying role of aqueous leaf extract of Terminalia glaucescens Planch. ex Benth

Mohamed H. Osman

Mohamed H. Osman

Zagazig University

Zagazig City, Egypt

Abstract 1644. Pancreatic cancer survival prediction using machine learning and comparing its performance with TNM staging system and prognostic nomograms

Doğancan Özturan

Doğancan Özturan

Koc University

Istanbul, Turkey

Abstract 5208. Genome-wide AR enhancer activity in prostate cancer

Saumya Patel, PhD

Saumya Patel, PhD

Gujarat University

Ahmedabad, India

Abstract 2106. Role of organic cation transporter-1 (OCT-1) in drug resistance condition of ph+ chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)

Tirzah Braz Petta Lajus, PhD

Tirzah Braz Petta Lajus, PhD

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte

Natal, Brazil

Abstract 4171. Identification of individuals with colonic polyposis in a highly inbred region

Guoliang Qiao, MD, PhD

Guoliang Qiao, MD, PhD

Capital Medical University

Beijing, China

Abstract 1426. Expansion of CD8+PD-1+ T cells restored TCR repertoire as a prognostic marker to adoptive T cell immunotherapy of advanced pancreatic cancer

Silvia J. Serrano-Gómez, PhD

Silvia J. Serrano-Gómez, PhD

Instituto Nacional de Cancerología

Bogotá, Colombia

Abstract 460. Understanding transcriptomic profiles that might explain discordance of the PAM50 and immunohistochemistry classification methods in luminal tumors from Colombian women

Pauline J. van der Watt, PhD

Pauline J. van der Watt, PhD

University of Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa

Abstract 1729. Investigating deregulated circadian clock machinery in cancer cells

Wu Zhang, PhD

Wu Zhang, PhD

Shanghai Institute of Hematology

Shanghai, China

Abstract 4406. TRIB3 stabilizes high TWIST1 expression to promote rapid APL progression and ATRA resistance