Meet the 2017 Class
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 2017 class visit the scholars directory.
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Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in men and women, making up about 14 percent of all new cancers. On Sunday, we will observe World Cancer Day to raise awareness about the disease. Cancers in the lung are of particular interest to researchers because it is not clear how they adapt to and grow within the lung’s high-oxygen environment—a condition normally toxic to cells. Read More
The majority of cancer deaths are caused by a metastatic form of the disease, not the primary tumor. It is currently very difficult to treat cancer that has spread because of how little is known about the basic biology of the tumor cells that are able to move from an initial site to take root in a new organ. Read More
Every day, innovative research is happening around the world to advance human health—and these 37 scientists are among the people dedicated to doing just that. On June 15, Pew announced the 2017 classes of biomedical scholars, Latin American fellows, and Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research. Read More