Nominations Open for 2015 Pezcoller-AACR International Award


​PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) announces a call for nominations for the 18th annual Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research.

The awards will be presented during the AACR Annual Meeting 2015, which will be held April 18-22, in Philadelphia.

The Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award was established in 1997 to recognize a scientist of international renown who has made a major scientific discovery in basic cancer research or who has made significant contributions to translational cancer research, who continues to be active in cancer research and has a record of recent, noteworthy publications, and whose ongoing work holds promise for continued substantive contributions to progress in the field of cancer.

Last year’s award was presented to Elaine Fuchs, PhD, Rebecca C. Lancefield professor and head of the Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development at The Rockefeller University in New York. Her lecture was titled, “Stem Cells in Science, Action, and Cancer.”

In addition to the 50-minute award lecture presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2015, the recipient will receive an honorarium of 75,000 euros. The recipient will also present the 10th annual Stanley J. Korsmeyer Lecture at the Venetian Institute for Molecular Medicine in Padua, Italy, prior to the Pezcoller Foundation’s official award ceremony in Trento, Italy, May 2015.

  • Nominations for this award must be submitted by 4 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.