Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research

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Meet the 2016 Class

Pew-Stewart Scholars 2016

The Pew-Stewart Scholars Program for Cancer Research is a national initiative designed to support promising early career scientists whose research will accelerate discovery and advance progress to a cure for cancer. The program—funded by The Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust and administered by Pew—will support five investigators each year. The Stewart Trust has invested in innovative, cutting edge cancer research and scientists for over 15 years. Through this partnership, The Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research have tremendous potential to solve some of cancer’s weightiest challenges.

For more information about the 2016 class visit the scholars directory.

Biomedical Programs Bolster Promising Early-Career Scientists

June 07, 2016

Over the last 30 years, Pew’s biomedical programs have supported more than 800 innovative, early-career researchers who are working to advance human health. More than just providing financial support, the programs give scientists the opportunity to learn from a network of established researchers through collaboration and mentorship.

In this video, scholars and fellows describe how the mentorship component of Pew’s biomedical programs has fostered their research and professional development.

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Our Work

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  • Not What It Seems

    Pew’s biomedical scholars and fellows are on the cutting edge of biomedical research—using new tools and techniques to tackle complex questions about human health. Every day, they look closely at the molecules and cells that make up our bodies and surroundings. Could you identify their objects of study? Take this quiz to view some of their subjects up close, and see if you can guess what they are. Read More

  • Pew-Stewart Scholar’s Discovery Sets Stage for New Cancer Drugs

    Arvin Dar, a 2014 Pew-Stewart scholar for cancer research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has discovered that a little-known protein—the kinase suppressor of Ras (KSR)—might be the key to a new kind of cancer therapy. Read More

  • Why Are Cancer Cells So Aggressive?

    Two Pew scholars worked together to explore the roots of aggressive cancers, and published their findings in the May 26 issue of Cell Reports. Agnel Sfeir, a 2014 Pew-Stewart Scholar for Cancer Research at New York University’s Langone School of Medicine, and Eros Lazzerini Denchi, a 2011 Pew scholar at the Scripps Research Institute, discovered that when two proteins (POT1 and p53)... Read More