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7 HMS researchers receive Damon Runyon awards

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Seven Harvard Medical School researchers have received awards from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.

Two of the these are among the 14 early-career researchers named Damon Runyon Fellows. The four-year fellowship encourages promising young scientists to pursue careers in cancer research by providing them with independent funding ($260,000 total) to investigate cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies, and prevention.

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Two current Damon Runyon Fellows from HMS were also recognized with the Damon Runyon-Dale F. Frey Award for Breakthrough Scientists.

This award recognizes Damon Runyon Fellows whom the Foundation considers most likely to make paradigm-shifting breakthroughs that will transform the way cancer is prevented, diagnosed, and treated. The award comes with an additional $100,000 in funding.