AACR Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research, funded by Susan G. Komen®
Nominations for the 2014 award are now open.
Nomination Deadline: 4:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.
- Learn more about the 2013 recipient, Dr. Jason S. Carroll
- View the list of prior recipients.
The Award and Lecture
The AACR Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research, funded by Susan G. Komen®, recognizes an investigator of no more than 50 years of age whose novel and significant work has had or may have a far-reaching impact on the etiology, detection, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of breast cancer. Such work may involve any discipline across the continuum of biomedical research, including basic, translational, clinical and epidemiological studies.
The recipient of the award will receive a $10,000 honorarium and present a 25-minute lecture at the 37th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. The symposium will be held December 9-13, 2014, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX.
- All cancer researchers who are affiliated with any institution involved in cancer research, cancer medicine, or cancer-related biomedical science anywhere in the world may be nominated. Such institutions include those in academia, industry, or government.
- Candidates must be no more than 50 years of age at the time the award is received, i.e. born on or after December 12, 1964.
- The award will be presented to an individual investigator.
- Institutions or organizations are not eligible for the award.
Nomination Procedure and Instructions
Nominations are now open.
Candidates will be considered by an Award Selection Committee appointed by the president of 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 winner 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.
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. For more than 25 years, Komen for the Cure has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer - transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors.
Linda Stokes, Program Associate
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