The AACR Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research, funded by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 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 $15,000 honorarium and present a 25-minute lecture at the 42nd Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. The symposium will be held December 10-14, 2019, 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.
The award will be presented to an individual investigator.
Institutions or organizations are not eligible for the award.
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.
Program Guidelines and Nomination Instructions
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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.