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The AACR is proud to offer 14 Global Scholar-in-Training Awards (GSITA) to meritorious early-career scientists from low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) at AACR’s 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting II. The GSITA program builds upon the success of the African Cancer Research Travel Award, which over 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. During the program’s first year in 2019, GSITA recipients hailed from nine LMICs. In 2020, the awardee cohort represents eleven LMICs – Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ethiopia, The Gambia, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Turkey.

Kasimu Umar Adoke, MD

Kasimu Umar Adoke, MD

Federal Medical Center Birnin Kebbi
Zaria, Nigeria

Abstract 4342: Histological variants and sites of presentation of malignant melanoma in a resource poor setting: A histopathological review

Sheikh Omar Bittaye, MD

Sheikh Omar Bittaye, MD

Medical Research Council
Banjul, The Gambia

Abstract 2346: Clinical manifestation, staging, and prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma in Gambian patients

Carla M. Felcher

Carla M. Felcher

Institute for Physiology, Molecular Biology and Neurosciences (IFIBYNE)- CONICET – University of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Abstract 5041: Inhibition of RUNX-CBFβ binding reduces RSPO3 expression and EMT features in breast cancer cells

Julia Fleck, PhD

Julia Fleck, PhD

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Abstract 5486: Time-dependent mathematical modeling of genetic alterations in acute myeloid leukemia

Sefonias Getachew

Sefonias Getachew

Addis Ababa University
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Abstract 2315: Perceived barriers to early diagnosis of breast cancer in south and southwestern Ethiopia: Qualitative study

Wenwen Huang

Wenwen Huang

Peking University Cancer Hospital and Institute
Beijing, China

Abstract 1136: Assessment of regulation of RhoA activity panel mutations as a predictive biomarker in patients with gastric cancer

Muhammad Jawad Khan, PhD

Muhammad Jawad Khan, PhD

COMSATS University
Islamabad, Pakistan

Abstract 3700: Role of salivary miRNAs and their target genes in oral cancer patients as a potential diagnostic tool

Maria Isabel Melo Escobar

Maria Isabel Melo Escobar

Institute of Biomedical Sciences
São Paulo, Brazil

Abstract 4956: PrPc depletion in glioblastoma patient derived xenograft cells by CRISPR/Cas9

Nethia Mohana Kumaran, PhD

Nethia Mohana Kumaran, PhD

Universiti Sains Malaysia
Georgetown, Malaysia

Abstract 65: Anti-apoptotic proteins BCL-XL and MCL-1 are crucial for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) cell survival

Esra Nalbat

Esra Nalbat

Middle East Technical University
Ankara, Turkey

Abstract 5235: In vitro validation of drug-target interactions revealed in silico by Comprehensive Resource of Biomedical Relations with Network

Uzoamaka Okoli

Uzoamaka Okoli

University of Nigeria Nsukka, College of Medicine
Enugu State, Nigeria

Abstract 1679: Characterization and establishment of triple negative breast cancer patient derived xenograft derived from a Nigerian woman

Fabiana Rossi, PhD

Fabiana Rossi, PhD

Austral University
Pilar, Argentina

Abstract 2729: Novel functions of the UPS in the control of tumor cells invasiveness

Priyanshu Sharma

Priyanshu Sharma

Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai, India

Abstract 2517: Ectopic expression of miR-142-3p suppresses growth, migration, colony formation

Chengshi Wang, MD

Chengshi Wang, MD

West China Hospital, Sichuan University
Chengdu, China

Abstract 4628: Cardiovascular mortality among cancer survivors who developed breast cancer as a second primary malignancy