American Association for Cancer Research

Press Releases: 2006

Candidates Sought for Cancer Prevention Research Award

May 4, 2006

Field(s) of Research: Prevention Research

Nominations Open until June 30, 2006

PHILADELPHIA – Nominations are open for the annual American Association for Cancer Research-Cancer Research Prevention Foundation Award for Excellence in Cancer Prevention Research.

In order to qualify, researchers must have made seminal contributions in the conduct of basic, translational, clinical, epidemiological or behavioral research in cancer prevention. The award is intended to recognize not only a major impact on the field, but also the stimulation of a new direction in this important area.

All cancer researchers who are affiliated with any institution involved in cancer research, cancer medicine, or cancer-related biomedical science, anywhere in the world, are eligible. Such institutions include the academic, industrial and government sectors. Candidates also must currently maintain an active research program and have a record of recent publications.

The award will be presented to an individual investigator, who will deliver a lecture at the Fifth Annual AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, Nov. 12-15, 1006, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Mass.

Information on how to submit a nomination is available on the AACR website at

The AACR is pleased to co-sponsor this award with the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation. CRPF is a national, nonprofit health foundation with a single mission: the prevention and early detection of cancer through scientific research and education. Over the years, CRPF has made major contributions to ongoing programs of the AACR and therefore has been named “Champion of the AACR.”

Previous award recipients are: Scott M. Lippman, M.D., The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, in 2005; David S. Alberts, M.D., University of Arizona Cancer Center, Tucson, in 2004; Waun Ki Hong, M.D., The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, in 2003; and Michael B. Sporn, M.D., Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, N.H., in 2002.


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The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research is to prevent and cure cancer. Founded in 1907, AACR is the world's oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research. The membership includes more than 24,000 basic, translational, and clinical researchers; health care professionals; and cancer survivors and advocates in the United States and more than 60 other countries. AACR marshals the full spectrum of expertise from the cancer community to accelerate progress in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer through high-quality scientific and educational programs. It funds innovative, meritorious research grants. The AACR Annual Meeting attracts more than 17,000 participants who share the latest discoveries and developments in the field. Special Conferences throughout the year present novel data across a wide variety of topics in cancer research, treatment, and patient care. AACR publishes five major peer-reviewed journals: Cancer Research; Clinical Cancer Research; Molecular Cancer Therapeutics; Molecular Cancer Research; and Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Its most recent publication, CR, is a magazine for cancer survivors, patient advocates, their families, physicians, and scientists. It provides a forum for sharing essential, evidence-based information and perspectives on progress in cancer research, survivorship, and advocacy.


Sheri Ozard
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