5 new Pew-Stewart Scholars to pursue innovative cancer research

PHILADELPHIA–The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust announced today the 2018 class of Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research.

The five independent, early-career investigators making up this year’s class are revolutionizing cancer research and working toward a cure for the disease. All will receive four-year grants to advance their efforts.

This is the fifth year that the Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust has partnered with Pew to support researchers pursuing pioneering work focused on a better understanding of the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. This year, the inaugural class of Pew-Stewart scholars completed the program and emphasized the importance of early-career funding–grants that helped to cement the direction of their research and launch their scientific careers.

“Medicine’s ability to treat certain cancers has vastly improved with recent breakthroughs, but constant innovation and new discoveries are needed to stop or slow many other forms of the disease,” said Rebecca W. Rimel, Pew’s president and CEO. “The 2018 class of Pew-Stewart scholars will bring novel approaches to cancer’s complex challenges, and we’re proud to support their extraordinary work.”

Research by the Class of 2018 includes several promising opportunities to advance the treatment of cancer, such as research


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