The AACR has established this Award in recognition of extraordinary contributions of Waun Ki Hong, MD advances in cancer research, cancer care, and cancer prevention during his longstanding brilliant career as a physician-scientist. This award will recognize a worthy cancer researcher who has conducted highly meritorious translational and clinical cancer research anywhere in the world. The award will honor an outstanding researcher who has not yet reached 51 years of age at the time of the award presentation.
The recipient of the AACR-Waun Ki Hong Award for Outstanding Achievement in Translational and Clinical Cancer Research will receive an honorarium of $10,000. In addition, he or she will be provided support to attend the AACR Annual Meeting 2020 in San Diego, California and will be invited to give a 30-minute award lecture during the meeting.
Nominations may be submitted by any individual, whether an AACR member or nonmember, who is currently or has previously been affiliated with any institution involved in cancer research, cancer medicine, or cancer-related biomedical science. Self-nominations are prohibited.
Nominators must maintain strict confidentiality of their nominations and all nominations must be submitted electronically to https://myaacr.aacr.org. Paper nominations will not be accepted.
See the Program Guidelines and Nomination Instructions
The Committee, appointed annually by the AACR President and representing the research areas to be honored, shall review all nominations for that year's AACR-Waun Ki Hong Award for Outstanding Achievement in Translational and Clinical Cancer Research and shall select a nominee and an alternate in recognition of meritorious achievement in translational and clinical cancer research. The awardee must have not yet reached 51 years of age at the time of the award presentation. The Committee shall make its selection solely based on the candidate's scientific accomplishments, without regard to race, gender, nationality, geographic location, or religious or political views. The Committee shall forward its recommendations to the Executive Committee of the AACR for final consideration and decision.