LANDOVER, Md. — Giant Food of Landover, Md., presented its first-ever Giant Food NextGen Award for Children's Cancer Research this week, created for young investigators committed to pursuing a long-term career in pediatric oncology research.
The supermarket chain, owned by Ahold USA, announced the award of a $100,000 grant to Leslie Doros of the Children's National Medical Center. Doros, an assistant professor of oncology, was recognized for her research on the cancer predisposition syndrome associated with a rare children's lung cancer called pleuropulmonary balstoma. She is also oncologist to 5-year-old Jasmine Brewster of Charlottesville, Va., who is undergoing radiation treatment for a recent relapse of lung cancer.
The program included opening remarks by Children's Cancer Foundation president Jerrold Chadwick, Giant-Landover director of quality assurance and food safety Terry McGowan and others, including Jasmine Brewster's father, David Brewster.