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Nominations Open for AACR's 2013 Scientific Awards and Lectureship


August 17, 2012

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The nomination deadline is 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
 
PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research is now accepting nominations for its series of annual awards and lectureships. Scientists advancing the understanding and eradication of cancer through basic research, clinical care, therapeutics and prevention are eligible. Recipients will be honored at the AACR Annual Meeting 2013, which will be held April 6-10, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

The scientific awards and lectureships are:

AACR–American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

This award was established in 1992 to honor outstanding research accomplishments in the fields of cancer epidemiology, biomarkers and prevention. The winner of the 22nd Annual AACR-American Cancer Society Award will receive an honorarium of $5,000 and give a 50-minute lecture at the AACR Annual Meeting 2013.

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.

AACR Margaret Foti Award for Leadership and Extraordinary Achievements in Cancer Research

The AACR Margaret Foti Award was established in 2007 in honor of Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), chief executive officer of the AACR. This award recognizes a true champion of cancer research who embodies the sustained commitment of Margaret Foti to the prevention and cure of cancer. The award is given to an individual whose leadership and extraordinary achievements in cancer research or in support of cancer research have made a major impact on the field. Such achievements include contributions to the acceleration of progress in cancer research, raising national or international awareness of cancer research or other demonstrations of a sustained commitment to the conquest of cancer.

The winner of the AACR Margaret Foti Award will be honored at the opening ceremony of the AACR Annual Meeting 2013 and receive a $10,000 honorarium.

Candidacy is open to all individuals who are affiliated with any institution that supports cancer research or 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.

AACR Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research

Established in 2004, the AACR Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research honors an individual who has made significant, fundamental contributions to cancer research, either through a single scientific discovery or a body of work. These contributions, whether they have been in research, leadership or mentorship, must have had a lasting impact on the cancer field and must have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to progress against cancer.

The 10th annual award, which includes a $10,000 honorarium, will be presented at the opening ceremony of the AACR Annual Meeting 2013.

Nominations may be made on behalf of individuals who are living at the time of the nomination. Candidates need not be currently engaged in cancer research.

AACR Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship

This AACR lectureship is presented to a scientist whose novel and significant work had or may have a far-reaching impact on the detection, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of cancer, and who embodies the princess’ dedication to multinational collaborations. Her Imperial Highness Princess Kikuko Takamatsu was instrumental in promoting cancer research and encouraging cancer scientists. She became a champion for these causes following her mother’s death from bowel cancer in 1933.

The recipient of the seventh annual memorial lectureship will present a 50-minute lecture at the AACR Annual Meeting 2013.

Candidacy is open to all individuals 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.

  • 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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