UNC radiation oncology resident Nathan Sheets wins ASCO Merit Award

The Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) will award 20 oncology trainees with Merit Awards at the 2012 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium. The symposium will be held February 2 - 4, 2012 in San Francisco.

Nathan Sheets, MD, a third year radiation oncology resident at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is among the awardees.

He will present his research abstract titled “Comparative effectiveness of intensity modulated radiation therapy, proton therapy, and conformal radiation therapy in the treatment of localized prostate cancer.” His abstract has been chosen as one of only five presentations for the meeting’s official Press Program.

“We are privileged to recognize this year’s Merit Award recipients for their dedication and contributions to improving care and treatment for people living with genitourinary cancers,” said Adam Kibel, MD, chair of the 2012 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium Steering Committee. “We honor their dedication to clinical oncology and hope these awards provide the ability to further their research. These young leaders represent the future of clinical oncology and the remarkable research advances yet to come.”

The Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Merit Awards are designed to promote clinical research by young oncology scientists. Awardees are selected based on the scientific merit of their abstracts.

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