Inaugural Award Recipient
James P. Allison, Ph.D.
Chairman, Immunology Program
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Dr. Allison delivered his award lecture titled Mobilizing the Immune System for Cancer Therapy
, at the AACR Annual Meeting 2013 in Washington, D.C. The award ceremony and lecture was held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Visit the AACR Annual Meeting 2013
page to learn more about the Annual Meeting.
The AACR-CRI Lloyd J. Old Award in Cancer Immunology was established to honor the memory of the late Lloyd J. Old and will recognize an active scientist whose outstanding and innovative research in cancer immunology has had a far-reaching impact on the cancer field.
The recipient of the award received an honorarium of $10,000, gave a 50-minute lecture during the AACR Annual Meeting 2013 in Washington, D.C., USA (April 6-10, 2013), and was provided support for the recipient and their spouse.
- The award is open to all cancer immunologists 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.
- Candidates will be considered on the basis of their highly significant and innovative research, the impact of these discoveries on the cancer field, and the stimulation of new directions in cancer immunology. All areas of cancer immunology will be considered for this award.
- Candidates must currently maintain an active research program, have a record of recent publications, and be able to present an exciting award lecture at the Annual Meeting.
- The award will be presented to an individual investigator.
- Institutions or organizations are not eligible for the award.
Candidates will be considered by an Award Selection Committee composed of members nominated by both the Cancer Research Institute and the AACR. After careful deliberation by the committee, its recommendations will be forwarded to the Executive Committee of the AACR for final consideration and decision. Selection of the award recipient will be made on the basis of the candidate's scientific accomplishments without regard to race, gender, nationality, geographic location or religious or political views.
Generously supported by the Cancer Research Institute.
Linda Stokes, Program Associate
American Association for Cancer Research
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