UTHSC investigator honored for cancer research
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recently honored Dr. Manual Hidalgo with the 2001 Career Development Award. Dr. Hidalgo is one of eight investigators internationally to receive the honor.
The award funds $170,000 of Dr. Hidalgo's research over a three-year period. Dr. Hidalgo is developing an inhibitor for colorectal carcinoma. "We know how the inhibitor works in the laboratory. Now we need to know how it works in clinical trials," Dr. Hidalgo said.
The ASCO program is in its 17th year and selects leading young clinical oncologists from a broad range of specialties globally. "These doctors represent an elite group of clinical investigators incorporating 21st century medicine and technology to develop creative and judicious research to advance cancer care, treatment and preventions," said Dr. Janice P. Dutcher, chair of ASCO's grant selection committee.
Career Development Awards are presented to physicians in their first, second or third year as full-time faculty members. Dr. Hidalgo joined the Health Science Center faculty in March 2000 and is an assistant professor in the department of medicine.