Lesniak Receives NCI Outstanding Investigator Award

Maciej (Matt) Lesniak, MD
Maciej (Matt) Lesniak, MD

Maciej Lesniak, MD, Chair of Neurological Surgery at Northwestern Medicine and Program Leader for Neuro-Oncology at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, has been awarded a seven-year, $6.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The Outstanding Investigator Award, which is completing its inaugural round of funding this year, was established to support experienced and exceptional investigators.  Award recipients are encouraged to use the grant to be more adventurous and to take greater risks so that they can break new ground in their lines of inquiry.
Dr. Lesniak plans to focus on developing therapies for malignant brain tumors by targeting stem cells. 

Read more about Dr. Lesniak’s neuro-oncology research


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