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AACR Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship

Nomination Status Closed
Nomination Deadline 08/30/2019
Generously Supported By The Princess Takamatsu Cancer Research Fund (Japan).


Description

The AACR Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship was established and first presented in 2007 in honor of the late Princess Takamatsu of Japan. During her extraordinary life, Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamatsu expended tremendous efforts toward the public and humanitarian cause of the eradication of cancer. She is regarded as an honored and respected figure in Japan, the United States, and within the international cancer research community as a whole.

Learn more about Princess Takamatsu.

This lectureship will 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. The recipient of the Lectureship will present a major award lecture during the AACR Annual Meeting 2020 in San Diego, California, USA.

The lecturer will receive an unrestricted honorarium, support for the winner, and a guest to attend the AACR Annual Meeting, and a commemorative item serving as tangible witness to the singular honor of his/her selection.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidacy is open to all cancer researchers who are affiliated with any institution involved in cancer research, cancer medicine, or cancer-related biomedical science anywhere in the world. Such institutions include those in academia, industry or government.

  • The lectureship will be presented to an individual investigator.

  • Institutions or organizations are not eligible for the lectureship.

Contact Information

awards@aacr.org

Nomination Procedure

 

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 for details.

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Selection Process

​Candidates will be considered by a Selection Committee of international cancer leaders appointed by the president of the AACR. Selection of the lecturer will be made on the basis of the novel and significant work, its far-reaching impact on the detection, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancer, and his or her embodiment of the dedication of the Princess to multinational collaborations. No regard will be given to age, race, gender, nationality, geographic location or religious or political views. After careful deliberations by the committee, its recommendations will be forwarded to the Executive Committee of the AACR for final consideration and decision.