The AACR is pleased to sponsor this major international award in recognition of outstanding cancer prevention research. The AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Prevention Research (formerly AACR-Prevent Cancer Foundation Award for Excellence in Cancer Prevention Research) is given to a scientist residing in any country in the world for his or her seminal contributions to the field of cancer prevention. Such investigations must have been conducted in basic, translational, clinical, epidemiological, or behavioral science in cancer prevention research. Further, these studies must have had not only a major impact on the field, but must also have stimulated new directions in this important area.
The recipient of the award will receive a $5,000 honorarium, present a 50-minute lecture at the 13th Annual AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research. Support will be given to the winner and a guest to attend the conference.
All cancer researchers who are affiliated with any institution involved in cancer research, cancer medicine, or cancer-related biomedical science anywhere in the world are eligible. Such institutions include those in academia, industry, or government.
The award will be presented to an individual investigator.
Institutions or organizations are not eligible for the award.
Candidates must currently maintain an active research program, have a record of recent publications, and be able to present the award lecture at the conference.
Nominations may be made by any scientist, whether an AACR member or nonmember, who is now or has been affiliated with any institution involved in cancer research, cancer medicine, or cancer-related biomedical science. Candidates may not nominate themselves. There is no restriction on the number of candidates that may be nominated by any individual scientist. There is no restriction on the number of nominators that may write nomination letters or that may sign a single nomination letter on behalf of a candidate.
Full nomination instructions and program guidelines are available at the following link.
Program Guidelines and Nomination Instructions
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Candidates will be considered by a committee of international cancer leaders appointed by the president of the AACR. After careful deliberation by the award committee, its recommendations will be forwarded to the executive committee of the AACR for final consideration and decision. Selection of the award winner will be made on the basis of the candidate's seminal contributions to the field of cancer prevention. No regard will be given to age, race, gender, nationality, geographic location, or religious or political views.