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SNU Pharmacy PhD Student receives Scholar-in-Training Award from American Association for Cancer Research

  • April 17, 2018
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Kim Seung-hyun, PhD
Kim Seung-hyun, PhD

Kim Seung-hyun, PhD student of the SNU College of Pharmacy, received the Scholar-in-Training Award by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the largest and most prestigious professional association in the field of cancer research.

Since its inception in 1986, the AACR Scholar-in-Training Award program has provided grants to young investigators for meritorious achievements within the field of cancer research. Award recipients are selected through a highly competitive and rigorous assessment process.

Kim Seung-hyun will be presenting his research at the AACR Annual Meeting 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, USA from April 14 to 18. The award ceremony will take place on April 14.

His research is related to cancer cells killed by chemotherapy that reduce the effectiveness of treatment by taming surrounding macrophages and inducing heme oxygenase-1 gene expression. By clarifying the limitations of conventional cancer therapy that attacks only cancer cells, the results of Kim’s study are expected to contribute to the establishment of more effective cancer treatment strategies in the future.

Research for the study was carried out at the Tumor Microenvironment Global Core Research Center, under the support of the Korea Research Foundation. Kim also received valuable guidance from Surh Young-Joon, Professor of the Seoul National University College of Pharmacy and Director of Tumor Microenvironment Global Core Research Center. The center has produced winning scholars of the AACR award for four consecutive years.

Written by Frances Seowon Jin, SNU English Editor,
Reviewed by Professor Travis Smith, Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations,

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