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American Association for Cancer Research Opens Nominations for 2013 Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Prevention Research Award


June 13, 2013

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PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has issued a call for nominations for its 2013 AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Prevention Research.  

The award, formerly the AACR-Prevent Cancer Foundation Award for Excellence in Cancer Prevention Research, is bestowed upon a scientist from anywhere in the world for seminal contributions to the field of cancer prevention. The research for which the individual is recognized must have been conducted in basic, translational, clinical, epidemiological or behavioral science in cancer prevention research. Furthermore, these studies must have had not only a major impact on the field, but must also have stimulated new directions in this important area.

The recipient of the award will receive a $5,000 honorarium and present a 50-minute lecture at the 12th Annual AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research. The conference will be held Oct. 27-30, 2013, in National Harbor, Md.

Last year’s award was presented to Jack Cuzick, Ph.D., John Snow professor of epidemiology, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary University of London. Cuzick was recognized for his outstanding contributions to cancer prevention research in breast, cervical, bowel and prostate cancers.

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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 18,000 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.

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