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Nominations Open for American Association for Cancer Research 2014 Scientific Awards


August 28, 2013

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PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is now accepting nominations for its series of annual awards and lectureships. Recipients will be honored at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014, which will be held April 5-9, in San Diego, Calif.

The scientific awards and lectureships include:

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 23rd Annual AACR-American Cancer Society Award will receive an honorarium of $5,000 and give a 50-minute lecture at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014.

Laurence N. Kolonel, M.D., Ph.D., received last year’s award in recognition of his work on the epidemiology of nutrition and cancer in diverse ethnic populations, migrant studies, and other associations of lifestyle and genetic susceptibility to cancer risk. He delivered a lecture titled, “Advancing Epidemiologic Research: Studies in ‘Special’ Populations” at the AACR Annual Meeting 2013.

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 eighth annual memorial lectureship will present a 50-minute lecture at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014 and receive an honorarium of $10,000.

Last year’s recipient, Carlo M. Croce, M.D., delivered an award lecture titled, “Causes and Consequences of MicroRNA Dysregulation in Cancer.” Croce, director of the Institute of Genetics at The Ohio State University School of Medicine in Columbus, was honored for his research into the genetic mechanisms of cancer.