The Commission on Cancer (CoC) hosts an annual paper competition for physicians-in-training to foster the importance of oncologic research in support of its mission statement, which is as follows: The Commission on Cancer is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of quality care.
Abstracts were submitted by residents and fellows-in-training on topics specific to oncology and directly related to the CoC mission. Papers were submitted through several ACS chapters and CoC State Chairs. After careful review and scoring by the CoC Liaison, the winner of this year’s paper competition is Helmi Khadra, MD, a year-four general surgery resident at Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA. His paper was titled “Re-examining the Incidence of GI Malignancy among Solid Organ Transplant Recipients.”