Resident Essay and Poster Winners

Resident/Fellow Essay Winners

Best Clinical Research Paper:

2018: Oral Paper 4: Nodal Downstaging in Gastric Cancer: Promising Survival if ypN0 is Achieved, Naruhiko Ikoma, MD, MS, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

2017
: Oral Paper 30: Multi-Center Study of the Prognostic Value of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in the Management of Recurrent Melanoma, Georgia Beasley, MD, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2016
: Oral Paper 24: How Often Does Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Avoid Axillary Dissection in Patients with Histologically Confirmed Nodal Metastases? Results of a Prospective Study, Anita Mamtani, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

2015
: Oral Paper 10: Comparative Effectiveness of Primary Tumor Resection in Metastatic Colon Cancer: An Instrumental Variable Analysis, Zeinab Alawadi, MD, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX

2014: Oral Paper 29: Preoperative Pancreastatin Predicts Survival in Neuroendocrine Tumors, Scott K. Sherman, MD, University of Iowa Department of Surgery, Iowa City, IA

2013: Oral Paper 74: Frequency and Intensity of Postoperative Surveillance after Curative Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, Ching-Wei D. Tzeng, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

2012: Oral Paper 16: The Impact of Vascular Reconstruction on Early Postoperative Outcomes After Pancreaticoduodenectomy: An Analysis of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Database, Anthony Castleberry, MD, Durham, NC

2011: Oral Paper 31: Needle versus Excisional Biopsy for Diagnosis of Breast Cancer, Richelle Williams, MD, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL

2011: Oral Paper 66: A Novel C-terminal Hsp90 Inhibitor for Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer (HNSCC) with in vivo Efficacy, Stephanie Cohen, MD, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

2010: Oral Paper 38: Surgical Management of Hepatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Metastasis, Skye Mayo, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

2010: Poster 113: Adjuvant Therapy for Resectable Pancreatic Cancer: A Simple Prediction Rule, Jillian Smith, MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.

Best Basic Science Research Paper:

2018: Oral Paper 71: Surgical Stress Suppresses Natural Killer Cell IFNy Release in Colorectal Cancer Patients, Andre B. Martel, MD, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

2016:
Oral Paper 75: Epigenetic Alterations and Canonical Pathway Disruption in Papillary Thyroid Cancer: A Genome Wide Methylation Analysis, Michael G. White, MD, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

2015
: Oral Paper 6: Proteomic Features of Colorectal Cancer Predict Relapse-free Survival and Identify Tumor Subgroups Independent of Oncogenic Mutations, Callisia Clarke, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

2014: Oral Paper 95: A 13 Gene Expression Signature Predicts Survival of Patients with Pancreatic Cancer and Identifies New Genes of Interest, Timothy Newhook, MD, University of Virginia, Department of Surgery, Charlottesville, VA

2013: Oral Paper 16: Peri-tumoral Expression of Adipokines and Fatty Acids in Breast Cancer, Jennifer L. Gnerlich, MD, The University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Best Disparities-related Paper:

2013: Oral Paper 23: Understanding Race-Related Colorectal Cancer Survival Disparities Race-related Colorectal Cancer Survival Disparity, Uma R. Phatak, MD, Center for Surgical Trials and Evidence-based Practice University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX

2012
: Poster 312: Socioeconomic and Geographic Disparities in Immediate Reconstruction after Mastectomy in the United States, Barbara Wexelman, MD, MBA, New York, NY

(Winners receive $600 cash and reimbursement of round-trip coach airfare to attend the meeting)

Poster Contest Winners

Best Basic & Translational Research Poster:

2018: Poster PT1: Impact of Obesity on Breast Cancer Recurrence and Minimal Residual Disease, Brett Ecker, MD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2017
: Poster PT181: Arid1a Deletion Results in Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm Formation, Ibrahim Nassour, MD, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

2016: Poster P388: The Necrosome Promotes Pancreatic Oncogenesis via CXCL1 and Mincle-Induced Immune Suppression, Gregor Werba, MD, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY

2015
: Poster P361: Warfarin Blocks Gas6-Mediated Axl Activation Required for Pancreatic Cancer Epithelial Plasticity and Metastasis, Amanda Kirane, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX

2014
: Poster P337: Primary Tumor in the Pancreas Potentiates the Formation of Liver Metastasis in a Murine Model of Pancreatic Cancer, Roheena Panni, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

2013: Poster P106: Colorectal Liver Metastases Demonstrate Sub-Populations with Differing Cancer Stem Cell Phenotypes in Xenograft and In Vitro Models, Dominic E. Sanford, MD, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

2012
: Poster 5: Perioperative Sepsis, But not Hemorrhagic Shock Promotes the Development of Cancer Metastases in a Murine Model, Rashmi Seth, MD, Canada

2011: Poster 6, Serum Sphingosine -1-Phosphate Level in Breast Cancer Mouse Model and Patients, Masayuki Nagahashi, Surgical Oncology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

2010: Poster 97, Low-Dose Metronomic Gemcitabine has High Antimetastatic Efficacy in an Orthotopic Mouse Model of Pancreatic Cancer. Author: Dr. H.S. Tran Cao, UC San Diego.

Best Clinical Research Poster:

2018: Poster PF169: Defining the Number of Lymph Nodes Needed to Accurately Stage Small Bowel Neuroendocrine Tumors: An Eight-Institution Study from the U.S. Neuroendocrine Tumor Study Group, Mohammad Y. Zaidi, MD, MS, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

2017
: Poster PT24: Outcomes of Women with Minimal Volume Ductal Carcinoma in Situ Completely Excised on Core Biopsy, Shirin Muhsen, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

2016
: Poster P16: Impact of the 70-Gene Signature on Adjuvant Systemic Therapy Decisions in Early Breast Cancer Patients: Preliminary Results of a Prospective Multicenter Observational Study, Anne Kuijer, MD, Diakonessenhuis Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

2015
: Poster P65: Over-utilization of Chest Computed Tomography in Stage I and II Breast Cancer Patients, Barbara Dull, MD Washington University, St. Louis, MO

2014
: Poster P333: Is it Time to Abandon the 5cm Margin Rule During Resection of Distal Gastric Adenocarcinoma? A Multi-institution Study of the U.S. Gastric Cancer Collaborative, Malcolm H. Squires, Division of Surgical Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

2013
: Poster P246: Obesity and Peritoneal Surface Disease: Outcomes Following Cytoreductive Surgery (CRS) with Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC), Konstantinos I. Votanopoulos, MD, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC

2012
: Poster 258: Outcome after Therapeutic Lymph Node Dissection in Melanoma: Different Prognosis for Different Sites of Macrometastasis, Kevin Wevers, MD, The Netherlands

2011: Poster 9, sFRP1 Is a Prognostic Biomarker with Functional Significance in Gastric Cancer, Christopher Moran, MD, John Wayne Cancer Institute, Santa Monica, CA

2010: Poster 232, Role of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Anorectal Melanoma, P.F. McAuliffe, MD, from MD Anderson Cancer Center.