Member Spotlight: 2020 Young Investigator Award - Emily Lam

2021    Over several newsletter editions, MASCC will feature one of the winners of the 2020 Young Investigators Award (YIA).  Every year, MASCC presents the YIA to recognize outstanding new-to-the-field investigators’ research accomplishments. The award is open to all junior investigators who have submitted an abstract to an upcoming MASCC annual meeting. YIAs are awarded to the first authors of the five abstracts with the highest scores. These abstracts are chosen from the top 10 percent of all abstracts submitted to the annual meeting.  For more information on recent award recipients, click here

This month we highlight MASCC member Emily Lam, an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. Her winning presentation is titled “Prospective Study of Patient-Reported Pain in Breast Radiotherapy.” 

Because the 2020 Annual Meeting was postponed this year (due to the pandemic), Lam will present at the 2021 Annual Meeting.  

Through her university’s cooperative education program, Lam works at the Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada as a Clinical Research Assistant in the Department of Radiation Oncology. She is working alongside the breast radiation oncologists studying the impact of radiation-induced skin toxicities on quality of life and pain. Lam has been involved in coordinating various clinical trials and published work aimed at improving patient outcomes during breast radiotherapy.  

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