Applications Reviewed on a Rolling Basis!


Student Project Grant Awarded!


Through retrospective review of University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC) patients that underwent either trimodality (i.e. neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy plus surgery) versus bimodality (i.e. definitive chemoradiotherapy alone) therapy for resectable esophageal cancers, the study will aim to better characterize the patient populations receiving each therapy. It is expected that the inclusion of older, sicker patients will challenge the rates of successful trimodality therapy presented in the literature and bimodality treatment will be associated with acute toxicities observed with neoadjuvant therapies.



Student Project Grant Awarded!



The object of this study is to characterize the risk of local recurrence, metastasis, and death of cSCC of the forearm. Results of the study will equip clinicians to more accurately discuss expected outcomes with their patients and use that information to assist in the development of a treatment plan that weighs the potential morbidity and mortality of treatment versus disease progression. Dr. Melaine Bui is the mentor for this project.


Student Project Grant Awarded!


The purpose of this project is to identify the main sources of bias and misclassification in the completion of the cause of death section on death certificates. Allie Morgan is a second-year medical student at the Geisel School of Medicine. Her mentor, Dr. Judy Rees, is Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Dartmouth and Director of the New Hampshire State Cancer Registry

Student Project Published!

Congratulations to Hyunsoo No on the recent publication of his NNECOS funded research on active surveillance for medically inoperable Stage 1A lung cancer in the elderly.

https://www.cureus.com/articles/12871-active-surveillance-for-medically-inoperable-stage-ia-lung-cancer-in-the-elderlyThrough retrospective review of University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC) patients that underwent either trimodality (i.e. neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy plus surgery) versus bimodality (i.e. definitive chemoradiotherapy alone) therapy for resect able esophageal cancers, we hope to better characterize the patient populations receiving each therapy. It is expected that the inclusion of older, sicker patients will challenge the rates of successful trimodality therapy presented in the literature and bimodality treatment will be associated with acute toxicities observed with neoadjuvant therapies.

If you haven't seen it, you can also watch Hyunsoo's video where he talks about receiving the NNECOS Student grant to fund his project!


Learn more about recent student grant recipient projects:



Ally and Andrew gave a podium presentation on this project at the 2019 NNECOS Spring meeting March 23, 2019.

Meet NNECOS Student Led Grant Awardee, Lily Waddell. Lily discusses her project, Developing an Alternative Treatment for Luminal B Breast Cancer by Targeting DNA Repair Mechanisms, funded by a NNECOS Student Led Research Grant!
Meet grant recipient Hyunsoo No, whose project Incidence and Outcomes for Very Low Risk Non-Small Cell Lung Adenocarcinoma was funded in the Spring of 2016.

Call for Proposals: Student Led Projects

$7,500 in Funding Available Annually! 

The Northern New England Clinical Oncology Society is seeking Student-Led funding proposals for projects of value to the entire Northern New England community of cancer care providers and cancer survivors. The society seeks to award one or more project grants to worthy proposals, up to a total of $2,500. Eligible candidates will be health care students in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine in good academic standing with faculty mentor support. Projects should be in alignment with the grant goals of addressing issues of cancer survivorship and/or improving cancer awareness.

Preference will be given to projects promoting interprofessional collaboration. Awardees will be notified within 30 days of application, be required to submit progress reports to NNECOS, and may be asked to present a final report of the research to the NNECOS annual meeting.

Please note NNECOS is unable to fund indirect costs or investigator salaries as part of the grant budget. Funds for services of collaborating facility employees required in the operations of a project (i.e. research coordinator, statistician, etc.) will be considered, but should not exceed national averages for their role.

Download the application.


Congratulations Student Grant Recipient

Lily Waddell!
NNECOS Awards Summer Cycle Grant



NNECOS Awards Spring Cycle Grant



NNECOS Awards Three Grants in Fall Cycle!



Learn more about these funded projects.


Northern New England Clinical Oncology Society
P.O. Box 643
Sandown, NH 03873-0643
Telephone (603) 887-1948
info@nnecos.org

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