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Nominations Open for 2014 American Association for Cancer Research Scientific Awards


September 10, 2013

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Nominations Open for 2014 American Association for Cancer Research Scientific Awards

 
PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is currently accepting nominations for the 2014 AACR G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award and the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Research.

Recipients will be honored at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014, which will be held April 5-9, in San Diego, Calif.

AACR G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award
The AACR and Eli Lilly and Company established the G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award in 1961 to honor G.H.A. Clowes, a founding member of the AACR and a research director at Eli Lilly. This honor recognizes an individual with outstanding recent accomplishments in basic cancer research.

The recipient of the 54th Annual AACR G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award will receive a $10,000 honorarium and give a lecture at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014. The winning researcher will also speak at the Eli Lilly and Company headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind., at the invitation of the company later in the year. The award is generously supported by Eli Lilly and Company.

Candidacy is open to all cancer researchers who are affiliated with any institution involved in cancer research, cancer medicine or cancer-related biomedical science anywhere in the world. Such institutions include those in academia, industry, or government. The award will be presented to an individual investigator; institutions and organizations are not eligible.

Last year’s award honored Michael R. Stratton, Ph.D., director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, in Cambridge, England. He delivered his lecture, “The Causes of Mutations in Human Cancer,” at the AACR Annual Meeting 2013.

AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Research
The AACR established this award in 1977 through the generous contribution of an anonymous donor to give recognition to a young investigator on the basis of meritorious achievement in cancer research. In accordance with the wishes of the donor, the recipient must not be older than 40 by the time he or she receives the award.

The recipient of the 34th Annual Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Research will receive a $5,000 honorarium and present a lecture at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014.

The 2013 honor was awarded to Roger S. Lo, M.D., Ph.D., in recognition of his work in the field of melanoma research and on the mechanisms of resistance to BRAF inhibitors. Lo, assistant professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of California, Los Angeles, delivered a lecture titled, “How Melanoma Escapes From BRAF Inhibition,” at last year’s annual meeting.