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American Association for Cancer Research Seeking Nominations for 2014 Joseph H. Burchenal and Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Awards


September 10, 2013

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PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is currently accepting nominations for its annual Joseph H. Burchenal Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cancer Research and the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Memorial Award.

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

AACR Joseph H. Burchenal Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cancer Research
Established in 1996, this award is presented to a scientist to recognize an outstanding achievement in clinical cancer research. It is named for the late Joseph H. Burchenal, M.D., honorary member and past president of the AACR, and a major figure in clinical cancer research and chemotherapy.

The winner of the 19th Annual AACR Joseph H. Burchenal Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cancer Research will present a 50-minute lecture during the AACR Annual Meeting 2014 and receive an honorarium of $10,000.

Last year’s award honored Hagop M. Kantarjian, M.D., chairman of the Department of Leukemia at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, for his contributions to the treatment of several forms of leukemia. He presented his lecture, “Leukemia Research and Progress – A Look Back at the Future,” at the AACR Annual Meeting 2013.

AACR Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Memorial Award
The AACR and the Rosenthal Family Foundation established this award in 1977 to recognize research that has made, or promises to soon make, a notable contribution to improved clinical care in the field of cancer. In its desire to honor and provide incentive to investigators relatively early in their careers, the foundation has stipulated that recipients not be more than 50 years of age at the time the award is received.

The recipient of the 38th Annual AACR Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Memorial Award will present a 50-minute lecture during the AACR Annual Meeting 2014 and receive a $10,000 honorarium. The award is generously supported by the Rosenthal Family Foundation.

Last year’s award honored Fadlo R. Khuri, M.D., deputy director of the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Ga., for his accomplishments as an investigator in lung and aerodigestive medical oncology. His lecture was titled, “Targeting Survival Signaling in Aerodigestive Cancers.”