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AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research Recipients

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, cancer diagnosis, the prevention of cancer, or the treatment of patients with cancer.

11th Annual Award Recipient
Craig M. Crews, PhD
Executive Director, Yale Center for Molecular Discovery
Yale University
                           New Haven, CT

Dr. Crews will deliver his award lecture titled "PROTACs: Targeted Protein Degradation as a Therapeutic Strategy" at the AACR Annual Meeting 2017 in Washington, DC. The award presentation and lecture will be held Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at the Washington Convention Center. 

The AACR and its Chemistry in Cancer Research Working Group established the Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research Award in 2007 to recognize the importance of chemistry in advancing cancer research. The award is presented for outstanding, novel chemistry research that has led to significant contributions to the fields of basic or translational cancer research, cancer diagnosis, prevention, or clinical cancer treatments and therapeutics.

Award Recipients

  • 2017: Craig M. Crews
  • 2016: James Bradner
  • 2015: Philip S. Low
  • 2014: Dale L. Boger
  • 2013: Alexander Levitzki
  • 2012: Stephen W. Fesik
  • 2011: Gregory L. Verdine
  • 2010: Stuart L. Schreiber
  • 2009: F. Peter Guengerich 
  • 2008: Steven R. Tannenbaum 
  • 2007: Samuel J. Danishefsky