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Nominations Open for 2014 Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research


August 26, 2013

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PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is currently accepting nominations for the 17th Annual Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research.

This award recognizes an individual scientist or co-nominated scientists of international renown who have made a major scientific discovery in basic or translational cancer research, and whose ongoing work holds promise for continued substantive contributions to progress in the field of cancer.

The recipient of the Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research will receive an unrestricted grant of €75,000 and a commemorative plaque. In addition, he or she will receive full support to attend the AACR Annual Meeting 2014, to be held April 5-9, in San Diego, Calif., and will give a 50-minute award lecture at the annual meeting.

The award recipient will also present the Stanley J. Korsmeyer Lecture at the Venetian Institute for Molecular Medicine in Padua, Italy, and will receive the award in a ceremony in Trento, Italy, on May 9, 2014.

Nominations must be submitted online no later than 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.

The Pezcoller Foundation was established in 1980 by Professor Alessio Pezcoller, a dedicated Italian surgeon who made important contributions to medicine during his career. Through Pezcoller’s foresight, vision, and generous gift in support of the formation of the foundation, he encouraged others to join this effort in sustaining the work of the foundation. He has inspired scientists around the world to make significant advances in cancer research. In addition to sponsoring this prestigious award, the Pezcoller Foundation also sponsors a series of symposia, publishes a journal, and supports awards for early-career European scientists who have submitted highly rated abstracts for presentation at the AACR Annual Meeting.

Peter K. Vogt, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif., was the recipient of the 2013 Pezcoller-AACR International Award. Vogt, who delivered a lecture titled, “PI3K – From Simplicity to Complexity and Back,” was honored for his efforts to further understand the causes of cancer, which included his discovery that the Rous sarcoma virus causes cancer.

Learn more about eligibility criteria, the nomination process, and other details about the Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research here. For more information, contact Monique P. Eversley at awards@aacr.org.