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Scientific Achievement Awards Committees

Scientific Achievement Awards Committees serve in the significant role of selecting recipients of the prizes, awards, and lectureships that are listed for each committee.


The AACR Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research Committee oversees the selection of the recipient for the prestigious AACR Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research to honor an individual who has made significant fundamental contributions to cancer research, either through an extraordinary single scientific discovery or an important body of work performed during his or her career in the cancer field.

2017-2018
Anton J.M. Berns, Chairperson
J. Carl Barrett
Clara D. Bloomfield
Jack Cuzick
Nancy E. Davidson
Vishva M. Dixit
Lawrence A. Loeb
Harold L. Moses
Benjamin G. Neel
George C. Prendergast
Carol L. Prives
Geoffrey M. Wahl

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The AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research Committee oversees the selection of the recipient for the AACR-CICR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research to recognize outstanding, novel, and significant chemistry research which has led to important contributions to the fields of basic cancer research, translational cancer research, cancer diagnosis, the prevention of cancer, or the treatment of patients with cancer.

2017-2018

Gregory L. Verdine, Chairperson
Gabriela Chiosis
Steven K. Davidsen
John S. Lazo
Ruth Nussinov
Sunil Sharma
Kevan M. Shokat
Joanne Stubbe
Melissa M. Vasbinder

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The AACR Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Award Committee oversees the selection of recipients for the the AACR-American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention which honors outstanding research accomplishments in the fields of epidemiology, biomarkers, and prevention.

2017-2018
Christine B. Ambrosone, Chairperson
Lucile L. Adams-Campbell
Paolo Boffetta
Pamela J. Goodwin
Susan E. Hankinson
Curtis C. Harris
Lawrence H. Kushi
Paul J. Limburg
Marian L. Neuhouser
David R. Piwnica-Worms
Elizabeth A. Platz
Peter G. Shields
Melissa A. Simon
Cornelia M. Ulrich
Jian-Min Yuan

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The AACR-Cancer Research Institute Lloyd J. Old Award in Cancer Immunology Committee oversees the selection of the recipient for the Lloyd J. Old Award which recognizes an active cancer immunologist who has done outstanding and innovative research in cancer immunology that has had a far-reaching impact on the field.

2017-2018
Nina Bhardwaj, Chairperson
James P. Allison
Lisa H. Butterfield
Jérôme Galon
Carl H. June
Melinda S. Merchant
Ellen Puré
Robert D. Schreiber
Manuel Alejandro Sepulveda
Julianne Smith

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The AACR Clinical Cancer Research Awards Committee oversees the selection of recipients for the AACR-Joseph H. Burchenal Clinical Research Award which recognizes outstanding achievements in clinical cancer research.

2017-2018
Edith A. Perez, Chairperson
Fabrice André
Scott A. Armstrong
Susan E. Bates
Michael A. Carducci
Nicholas C. Dracopoli
Maura L. Gillison
Martin E. Gleave
Michael E. Jung
Michael V. Knopp
Patrick J. Loehrer, Sr.
Giovanni Melillo
Nancy J. Tarbell
Suzanne L. Topalian

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The AACR Distinguished Lectureship in Breast Cancer Research Committee recognizes an investigator whose outstanding science has inspired, or has the potential to inspire, new perspectives on the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of breast cancer.

2018-2019
Vered Stearns, Chairperson
Alexander D. Borowsky
Matthew P. Goetz
Jos Jonkers
Geoffrey J. Linderman
Timothy R. Rebbeck
Laura J. van't Veer
Valerie M. Weaver
Douglas Yee
Carlos L. Arteaga, Ex Officio

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The AACR Distinguished Lectureship on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities Committee, funded by Susan G. Komen®, recognizes an investigator whose novel and significant work has had or may have a far-reaching impact on the etiology, detection, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancer health disparities.

2018-2019
Smita Bhatia, Chairperson
Gerardo Colón-Otero
Ethan Dmitrovsky
Elena Martinez
Augusto C. Ochoa
Gloria M. Petersen
Brian M. Rivers
Beti Thompson
Jeffrey N. Weitzel
Cheryl L. Willman
Robert A. Winn

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The AACR Laboratory Research Awards Committee oversees the selection of recipients for the AACR-G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award which recognizes outstanding recent accomplishments in basic cancer research.

2017-2018
Cory Abate-Shen, Chairperson
Mariano Barbacid
Ronald M. Evans
James R. Heath
Marcelo G. Kazanietz
Elizabeth R. Lawlor
Klaus Pantel
Poul H. B. Sorensen
Anna M. Wu

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The AACR Margaret Foti Award for Leadership and Extraordinary Achievements in Cancer Research Committee oversees the selection of the recipient for the prestigious AACR Margaret Foti Award to honor an individual for leadership and extraordinary achievement in cancer research.

2017-2018
Waun Ki Hong, Chairperson
Carlos L. Arteaga
Webster K. Cavenee
Richard M. Marais
Yusuke Nakamura
Edith A. Perez
Martine J. Piccart
Laura K. Shawver

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The AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Memorial Lectureship Committee oversees the selection of the recipient for the AACR-MICR Jane Cooke Wright Memorial Lectureship to recognize an outstanding scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the field of cancer research and who has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of minority investigators in cancer research.

2017-2018
Marcia R. Cruz-Correa, Chairperson
Lucile L. Adams-Campbell
Nathan A. Ellis
Francesca M. Gany
Christopher S. Lathan
Coleman K. Obasaju
Brian M. Rivers
Charles R. Thomas, Jr.
Claire F. Verschraegen

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The AACR Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research Committee, supported by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation oversees the nomination of candidates and selection of recipients for the AACR Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research which recognizes an investigator 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.

2018-2019
Lajos Pusztai, Chairperson
Fabrice André
Cathrin Brisken
Miles A. Brown
Powel H. Brown
Angela M. DeMichele
Susan M. Domchek
Leisha A. Emens
Charlotte Kuperwasser
Cynthia X. Ma
Ruth M. O'Regan
Martine J. Piccart
Jean J. Zhao
Carlos L. Arteaga, Ex officio

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The AACR-Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship Committee oversees the selection of the recipient for the prestigious AACR-Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship to recognize an individual scientist whose novel and significant work has had or may have a far-reaching impact on the detection, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancer, and who embodies the dedication of the princess to multinational collaborations. 

2017-2018
Scott W. Lowe, Chairperson
Stephen B. Baylin
Elizabeth H. Blackburn
Lewis C. Cantley
Esteban Celis
Karen Cichowski
Michael N. Pollak
Toshikazu Ushijima
Hideyuki Saya
Takao Sekiya, Ex officio
Susumu Nishimura, Ex officio

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The AACR Team Science Award Committee oversees the selection of recipients for the AACR Team Science Award to acknowledge and catalyze the growing importance of interdisciplinary teams to the understanding of cancer and/or the translation of research discoveries into clinical cancer applications.

2017-2018
David P. Carbone, Chairperson
Christopher H. Contag
Steven M. Dubinett
Michael A. Dyer
Matthew J. Ellis
Karen A. Gelmon
Ramaswamy Govindan
John V. Heymach
Norbert Kraut
Sanford D. Markowitz
Olufunmilayo I. Olopade
Avrum Spira
Manon van Engeland

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The AACR-Waun Ki Hong Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Research Committee oversees the selection of recipients for the AACR-Waun Ki Hong Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Research to recognize a worthy cancer researcher who has conducted highly meritorious laboratory, translational, or clinical cancer research anywhere in the world at a relatively early state in his or her career.

2017-2018
Raymond N. DuBois, Chairperson
Myles A. Brown
Albert de la Chapelle
Tony Hunter
Daniel D. Karp
William G. Nelson
Kornelia Polyak
Lillian L. Siu
Laurence Zitvogel

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The AACR-Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship Committee oversees the selection of recipients for the AACR-WICR Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship to recognize an outstanding scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the field of cancer research and who has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of women in science.

2017-2018
Elisabeth de Vries, Chairperson
Yves A. DeClerck
Caroline Dive
Timothy J. Eberlein
Rakesh K. Jain
Kenneth W. Kinzler
Brigette B. Ma
Jennifer A. Pietenpol
Timothy R. Rebbeck
Peter K. Vogt

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The Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Cancer Research Committee oversees the selection of the recipient for the prestigious Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Extraordinary Achivement in Cancer Research to recognize a scientist of international renown who has made a major scientific discovery in basic cancer research or who has made significant contributions to translational cancer research.

2017-2018
Pier Paolo Pandolfi, Chairperson
Carlos L. Arteaga
Frances R. Balkwill
Michael B. Kastan
Elaine R. Mardis
Kornelia Polyak
Stefano Piccolo
Varda Rotter
Charles Swanton

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