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Dear Colleagues, 

NOYCIA is a national competition for Post-Doctorate Students, Residents, Fellows, Graduate Students, Medical Students, PhD Candidates and Undergraduates. Eligible candidates must be first author of an abstract accepted for presentation AT 2024 ASCO meeting. Candidates and Supervisors must be affiliated with a Canadian institution.

NOYCIA is dedicated to advancing the field of oncology through the promotion of research. In 2023, 25 abstracts were eligible, submitted, and considered by the scientific panel. Following extensive and objective deliberation, ten Canadian oncology researchers were selected to be NOYCIA winners.

To receive more information regarding the application process or about attending this event, please contact the NOYCIA Secretariat ([email protected]).

Dr. Paul Wheatley-Price
NOYCIA Chair 2024


The Novartis Oncology Young Canadian Investigator Awards (NOYCIA) Program was initiated in 2004 with a mission to support Canadian oncology researchers. The program provides funding and recognition to 10 Canadian oncology researchers every year who demonstrate excellence in their area of study.

NOYCIA is designed to allow researchers to share new oncology data with their peers and present the abstracts to medical oncologists and supervisors from across the country. Abstracts accepted into this program span several disease sites or disciplines under the broad umbrella of "cancer research."

Researchers who submit an application will have their abstract reviewed by the Scientific Panel. They will select the ten (10) oncology winners based on the merit of their research.

Each recipient receives a grant of $5,000 CDN.

Who is eligible?

  • Post-Doctorate Students, Residents, Fellows, Graduate Students, Medical Students, PhD Candidates and Undergraduates.

  • Applicants must:

    • have an abstract accepted for the annual ASCO Meeting

    • be the first author

  • Applicants and Supervisors must:

    • be affiliated with a Canadian institution

  • Abstracts must be accepted at ASCO

  • Abstracts accepted for publication only in the ASCO Syllabus are not eligible



Once you have registered with ASCO you can begin preparing your abstract for submission. To learn more about the submission process, click below.