The Astellas Oncology C3 Prize, now in its second year, is a challenge aimed at inspiring novel, non-treatment and non-medicine based ideas to change cancer care. This year, we had the privilege of receiving over 160 submissions from around the world, and recently had the opportunity to hear from and meet the five finalists live at the Union for International Cancer Control World Cancer Leaders’ Summit in Mexico City.
We are thrilled to announce the Grand Prize Winner: Hernâni Oliveira, University of Porto, as well as our four runners-up: Kevin Bambury, ONCOassist, Howard Isenstein, Care Progress, Cory Kidd, Catalia Health and Charlotte Vander Stichele, MindBytes. The Grand Prize Winner receives a $50,000 grant and the runners-up each receive $12,500. All five are given access to MATTER, a healthcare innovation community to help bring their ideas to life.
Included in our distinguished panel were experts in oncology, business and entrepreneurship that have been personally touched by cancer.