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AACR Seeks Nominations for 2013 Lectureships and Awards


August 20, 2012

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The nomination deadline is 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.
 
PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research is currently accepting nominations for its annual series of awards and lectureships. Since 1961, when the first scientific award was presented, the AACR has honored hundreds of scientists and physicians who collectively have made significant contributions to the understanding, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer.

Recipients will be honored at the AACR Annual Meeting 2013, which will be held April 6-10, 2013, in Washington, D.C. The awards and lectureships are:

AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research

The AACR and its Chemistry in Cancer Research Working Group established this award in 2007 to recognize the importance of chemistry to the advancements in cancer research. The award will be given for outstanding, novel and significant chemistry research that has led to important contributions to the fields of basic and translational cancer research, cancer diagnosis, prevention or the treatment of patients with cancer.

The recipient of this award will receive an honorarium of $10,000, supported by Ash Stevens Inc., and present a lecture at the AACR Annual Meeting 2013.

Candidacy is open to all cancer researchers who are affiliated with any institution (academia, industry or government) involved in cancer research, cancer medicine or cancer-related biomedical science anywhere in the world. Such research may include drug discovery and design; structural biology; proteomics, metabolomics and biological mass spectrometry; chemical aspects of carcinogenesis; imaging agents and radiotherapeutics; and chemical biology. Institutions and organizations are not eligible; however, two or more individuals may be selected to share the award when their investigations are closely related in subject matter.

AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship

First presented in 2006, this lectureship is intended to recognize 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. The lectureship is named in honor of Jane Cooke Wright, M.D., a pioneer in clinical cancer chemotherapy. She was among the first researchers to test chemotherapeutic drugs in humans.

The recipient of this lectureship will present a lecture at the AACR Annual Meeting 2013.

Candidacy is open to all individual cancer researchers anywhere in the world who are affiliated with any institution involved in cancer research, cancer medicine or cancer-related biomedical science. This award is presented to an individual; institutions and organizations are not eligible.

AACR-Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship

Named for Charlotte Friend, Ph.D., for her discovery of the Friend virus and her pioneering research on viruses, cell differentiation and cancer, 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 women in science.

The recipient of this 16th annual lectureship will present a lecture at the AACR Annual Meeting 2013.  

Candidacy is open to all scientists, regardless of gender, who are affiliated with any institution involved in cancer research, cancer medicine or cancer-related biomedical science anywhere in the world. Institutions and organizations are not eligible.

For more information on the nomination process and other details, please visit the AACR’s awards website. Additional inquiries should be directed to Monique P. Eversley at awards@aacr.org.
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About the AACR

Founded in 1907, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the world’s first and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research and its mission to prevent and cure cancer. AACR’s membership includes 34,000 laboratory, translational and clinical researchers; population scientists; other health care professionals; and cancer advocates residing in more than 90 countries. The AACR marshals the full spectrum of expertise of the cancer community to accelerate progress in the prevention, biology, diagnosis and treatment of cancer by annually convening more than 20 conferences and educational workshops, the largest of which is the AACR Annual Meeting with more than 17,000 attendees. In addition, the AACR publishes seven peer-reviewed scientific journals and a magazine for cancer survivors, patients and their caregivers. The AACR funds meritorious research directly as well as in cooperation with numerous cancer organizations. As the Scientific Partner of Stand Up To Cancer, the AACR provides expert peer review, grants administration and scientific oversight of individual and team science grants in cancer research that have the potential for near-term patient benefit. The AACR actively communicates with legislators and policymakers about the value of cancer research and related biomedical science in saving lives from cancer.

For more information about the AACR, visit www.AACR.org.

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