A Lasting Impact

A Word From the First Young Investigator Award Recipient

The inaugural Young Investigator Award (YIA), given by the Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO, and supported by Women Who Conquer Cancer, was awarded to Dr. Yanyan Lou in 2014. Dr. Lou is currently an oncologist, Associate Director of the Early Cancer Therapeutics Program, and Vice Chair of Research of the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Florida.

“My personal experience with my grandfather who died from lung cancer first stimulated my desire to pursue a career in cancer medicine.”

— Yanyan Lou, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic in Florida