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AACR Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research, supported by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

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This award recognizes an investigator 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 award recipient will receive an honorarium and present an award lecture at the 43rd Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium to be held December 8-11, 2020.

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.

  • Candidates must have not yet reached 50 years of age at the time of the award presentation.

  • 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.

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.