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AACR Honors 30 Women in Cancer Research Scholars


April 4, 2013

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is honoring 30 Women in Cancer Research scholars at the AACR Annual Meeting 2013, held in Washington, D.C., April 6-10. This award, now in its sixth year, enhances the education and training of female researchers and increases their visibility and recognition in the field of cancer research.

This annual award provides funds for the participation of early-career, meritorious scientists. Scholars are selected on the basis of their qualifications, references from mentors and an estimation of the potential professional benefit to the awardees. By attending the meeting, awardees are able to build networks, attend important scientific sessions, receive feedback on their research and gain many more benefits of attendance. Since its inception in 2008, more than 85 scientists have been awarded funds to support their attendance at the AACR Annual Meeting.

Merck Oncology and the William H. Prusoff Foundation have generously provided support to fund the participation of young investigators to attend this year’s Annual Meeting. Since 2011, these two organizations have provided more than $60,000 in funding.

The names and affiliations of the 2013 Women in Cancer Research Scholars, along with the numbers and titles of their presentations can be found online at www.aacr.org/wicr.

AACR-Women in Cancer Research (WICR) is a group within the AACR. It is open to all AACR members, male and female. WICR is dedicated to achieving full participation of women in cancer research by recognizing their scientific achievements and fostering their career development and advancement in cancer research through all stages of their careers.

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About the American Association for Cancer Research
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 membership includes more than 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 eight 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 team science and individual 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.

Media Contact:
Lauren Riley
(215) 446-7155
Lauren.Riley@aacr.org
In Washington, D.C.,
April 6-10, 2013:

(202) 249-4005