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AACR-Margaret Foti Award for Leadership and Extraordinary Achievements in Cancer Research

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The AACR established this award in 2007 in honor of Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (hc), for her exemplary leadership of the AACR as the chief executive officer, and for her sustained, extraordinary dedication to the conquest of cancer through fostering research, scholarly publications, communication, science education and training, and public education.

This award recognizes true champions of cancer research, who embody the sustained commitment of Dr. Margaret Foti to the prevention and cure of cancer. The award will be given to an individual whose leadership and extraordinary achievements in cancer research have made a major impact in the field. Such achievements may include contributions to the acceleration of progress in cancer research; raising national or international awareness of cancer research; or in other ways demonstrating a sustained commitment to cancer research.

The award recipient will receive an honorarium and be invited to present an award lecture at the AACR Annual Meeting 2021.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Cancer researchers 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.

  • The award will be presented to an individual investigator.

  • Institutions and/or organizations are not eligible to receive the award.

Contact Information

Michael J. Powell, PhD

Office: 215-440-9373

Fax: 215-446-7295

Email: [email protected]

Nomination Criteria

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. Paper nominations will not be accepted.

See the Program Guidelines and Nomination Instructions for details. 

Selection Process

Eligible nominees will be considered by an Award Selection Committee composed of an international cohort of cancer research experts appointed by the AACR president. After Award Committee deliberations, primary and alternate award recipient recommendations will be relayed to the AACR Executive Committee for formal ratification.

Selection of the award recipient shall be made on the basis of the candidate's scientific accomplishments without regard to race, gender, nationality, geographic location, or religious or political views.