“Radioguided Detection of Lymph Node Metastasis in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer”

Chukwumere Nwogu, MD
Roswell Park Cancer Center
TSFRE – NCI K-23 Award Recipient ~ $75,000 per year for 5 years

In 2008, I received a 5-year ‘Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23)’ from the National Cancer Institute. The matching financial support I have received from TSFRE has had a huge impact on my career
It has supported the conduct of my clinical research, focusing on the radioguided detection of lymph node micrometastasis in resectable lung cancer patients. It has also given me the unique opportunity to secure protected time to pursue didactic training in molecular biology, epidemiology and biostatistics. This knowledge has enhanced my academic career immeasurably, including the ongoing pursuit of a PhD in Cancer Pathology and Prevention from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute Graduate Division of the University at Buffalo.

TSFRE makes a tremendous impact on the careers of young thoracic surgery investigators and deserves our wholehearted support.