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AACR Honors Recipients of 2018 Scientific Achievement Awards and Lectureships

3/23/2018

​PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) honors the following cancer researchers and clinicians who will be recognized for their scientific achievements during the AACR Annual Meeting 2018, to be held April 14-18 in Chicago.

12th Margaret Foti Award for Leadership and Extraordinary Achievements in Cancer Research
Isaiah J. Fidler, DVM, PhD, FAACR, AACR President (1984-1985); Fellow of the AACR Academy; professor, Departments of Cancer Biology and Neurosurgery, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
Time and location: Sunday, April 15, 8 a.m. CT, Hall B1 – McCormick Place North (Level 3)
This award recognizes a true champion of cancer research whose leadership and extraordinary achievements in cancer research have had a major impact on the field. Such achievements may include scientific contributions to the acceleration of progress against cancer, significant accomplishments in the national or international awareness of the importance of cancer research, or other ways of demonstrating a sustained extraordinary commitment to cancer research.

15th AACR Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research
Joseph R. Bertino, MD, FAACR, AACR President (1995-1996); Fellow of the AACR Academy; American Cancer Society Professor; medical oncologist and senior advisor to the director, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey; University Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick
Time and location: Sunday, April 15, 8 a.m. CT, Hall B1 – McCormick Place North (Level 3)
This award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to cancer research, either through a single scientific discovery or a body of work. These contributions, whether they have been in research, leadership, and/or mentorship, must have had a lasting impact on the cancer field, and must have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to progress against cancer.

12th AACR Team Science Award, supported by Lilly Oncology
Genomic Approaches to Preventing and Treating Asian-Prevalent Cancers Team
Team Leader: Patrick Tan, MD, PhD, professor, Duke-NUS Medical School; deputy executive director, Biomedical Research Council (Agency for Science, Technology and Research); senior principal investigator, Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, Singapore
Time and location: Sunday, April 15, 8 a.m. CT, Hall B1 – McCormick Place North (Level 3)
This award recognizes an outstanding interdisciplinary research team for its innovative and meritorious science that has advanced or likely will advance our fundamental knowledge of cancer or a team that has applied existing knowledge to advance the detection, diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of cancer.

14th AACR-Irving Weinstein Foundation Distinguished Lecture, supported by the Irving Weinstein Foundation
Jennifer A. Doudna, PhD, FAACR, Fellow of the AACR Academy; Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator; Li Ka Shing Chancellor’s Chair in Biomedical and Health Sciences and professor, Departments of Molecular & Cell Biology and Chemistry, UC Berkeley; executive director, Innovative Genomics Institute, Berkeley
Lecture title: “Gene Editing and Diagnostics using CRISPR Tools”
Time and location: Sunday, April 15, 4 p.m. CT, Room S100 (Grand Ballroom) – McCormick Place South (Level 1)
This award acknowledges an individual whose outstanding personal innovation in science and whose position as a thought leader in fields relevant to cancer research has the potential to inspire creative thinking and new directions in cancer research. The recipient is selected by the AACR President.

21st Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Cancer Research, supported by the Pezcoller Foundation
Tony R. Hunter, PhD, FAACR, Fellow of the AACR Academy; American Cancer Society Professor; Renato Dulbecco Chair and professor, The Salk Institute, La Jolla, California
Lecture title: “Protein Phosphorylation: Pancreatic Cancer and New Frontiers in Histidine Phosphorylation”
Time and location: Sunday, April 15, 12:15 p.m. CT, Room S100 (Grand Ballroom) – McCormick Place South (Level 1)
This award is presented to a scientist of international renown who has made a scientific discovery in basic or translational cancer research.

12th AACR-Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship, supported by the Princess Takamatsu Cancer Research Fund
Lisa M. Coussens, PhD, professor and chairwoman, Department of Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology; associate director for basic research, Knight Cancer Institute, Portland
Lecture title: “Modulating Immune Response: Lessons Learned from Mouse Models of Cancer Development”
Time and location: Monday, April 16, 5:15 p.m. CT, Room S105 – McCormick Place South (Level 1)
This award recognizes an individual scientist whose novel and significant work has had or may have a far-reaching impact on the detection, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancer, and who embodies the dedication of the princess to multinational collaborations.

Second AACR-Waun Ki Hong Award for Outstanding Achievement in Translational and Clinical Cancer Research
Pasi A. Jänne, MD, PhD, director at Lowe Center for Thoracic Oncology and director at Belfer Center for Applied Cancer Science, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; and professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston
Lecture title: “Developing Combination Precision Therapies for Lung Cancer”
Time and location: Monday, April 16, 3:30 p.m. CT, Room S106 (Grand Ballroom) – McCormick Place South (Level 1)
This award recognizes a worthy cancer researcher who has conducted highly meritorious laboratory, translational, or clinical cancer anywhere in the world at a relatively early state in his or her career.

Sixth AACR-Cancer Research Institute Lloyd J. Old Award in Cancer Immunology, supported by the Cancer Research Institute
Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD, member, AACR Board of Directors (2016-2019); professor, Medicine, Surgery, Molecular and Medical Pharmacology; director, Tumor Immunology Program, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center; director, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Center at UCLA, Los Angeles
Lecture title: “Genetic Engineering of Anticancer Immune Responses”
Time and location: Tuesday, April 17, 3:30 p.m. CT, Room S100 (Grand Ballroom) – McCormick Place South (Level 1)
This award recognizes an active scientist whose outstanding and innovative research in cancer immunology has had a far-reaching impact on the cancer field.

58th AACR-G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award, supported by Lilly Oncology
Scott W. Lowe, PhD, chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
Lecture title: “Cancer Drivers and Dependencies”
Time and location: Monday, April 16, 4:30 p.m. CT, Room S105 – McCormick Place South (Level 1)
This award recognizes outstanding recent accomplishments in basic cancer research.

27th Annual AACR-American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention, supported by the American Cancer Society
Leslie Bernstein, PhD, professor, Division of Biomarkers of Early Detection and Prevention, Department of Population Sciences, Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, California
Lecture title: “Evolving Approaches in Cancer Epidemiology: Time, Serendipity, and Risk”
Time and location: Tuesday, April 16, 3:45 p.m. CT, Room S404 – McCormick Place South (Level 4)
This award recognizes outstanding research accomplishments in cancer epidemiology, biomarkers, and prevention.

23rd AACR-Joseph H. Burchenal Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cancer Research, supported by Bristol-Myers Squibb
Johann S. De Bono, PhD, professor, Experimental Cancer Medicine and Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology, Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, England
Lecture title: “Re-envisioning Clinical Cancer Research”
Time and location: Tuesday, April 17, 4 p.m. CT, Room N427 – McCormick Place North (Level 4)
This award recognizes outstanding achievements in clinical cancer research.

12th AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research, supported by Piramal Pharma Solutions
John A. Katzenellenbogen, PhD, Swanlund Professor of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lecture title: “Nuclear Receptors, PET Imaging, and Advances in Understanding Therapy Resistance in Breast and Prostate Cancers”
Time and location: Tuesday, April 17, 3 p.m. CT, Room S404 – McCormick Place South (Level 4)
This award is presented for outstanding, novel, and significant chemistry research, which has led to important contributions to the fields of basic cancer research, translational cancer research, or the treatment of patients with cancer.

13th AACR-Minorites in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Memorial Lectureship
John D. Carpten, PhD, chair, Department of Translational Genomics, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles
Lecture title: “Towards Understanding the Impact of Diversity in Cancer Genome Science”
Time and location: Sunday, April 15, 4:30 p.m. CT, Room S404 – McCormick Place South (Level 4)
This lectureship recognizes an outstanding scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the field of cancer research and who has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of minority investigators in cancer research.

21st AACR-Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship
Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD, member, AACR Board of Directors (2016-2019); and senior vice president, vice dean for science, and chief scientific officer, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York
Lecture Title: “Unraveling Mechanisms of Oncogenic Ras-mediated Tumorigenesis”
Time and Location: Monday, April 16, 4:30 p.m., Room S404 – McCormick Place South (Level 4)
This award is presented to an outstanding scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the field of cancer research and who has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of women in science.