The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has named Kevin Kelly, MD, PhD, associate professor of clinical medicine in the Jane Anne Nohl Division of Hematology and Center for the Study of Blood Diseases, one of 13 recipients of the 2016 Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Award (CCITA).

The award recognizes and supports outstanding mid-career clinical investigators at NCI-designated cancer centers extensively involved in NCI-funded collaborative clinical trials.

“This award will allow me to enhance the clinical trials infrastructure at USC Norris, as well as develop novel therapies, particularly for patients with refractory malignancies,” Kelly said. “It is an honor and a privilege to not only be recognized by the NCI, but also to receive the necessary support to continue the fight against cancer.”

— Mary Dacuma