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AACR Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research

Nomination Status Closed
Nomination Deadline 04/25/2018


Nomination Instructions

The AACR Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research, 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 41st Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. The symposium will be held December 4-8, 2018, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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.

  • The award will be presented to an individual investigator.

  • Institutions or organizations are not eligible for the award.

Contact Information

Nomination Procedure

​Nominations must be submitted online at by 4 p.m. U.S. ET on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Full nomination instructions and program guidelines are available at the following link. 

Program Guidelines and Nomination Instructions

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Selection Process

​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.