AACR-Waun Ki Hong Award for Outstanding Achievement in Translational and Clinical Cancer Research
The AACR established this Award in recognition of the extraordinary contributions of Waun Ki Hong, MD to advancing cancer research, cancer care, and cancer prevention during his longstanding and brilliant career as a physician-scientist.
This award recognizes a worthy cancer researcher who has conducted highly meritorious translational and clinical cancer research anywhere in the world and who has not yet reached 51 years of age at the time of the award presentation.
The Award recipient will receive an honorarium and present an award lecture at the AACR Annual Meeting 2021 in Washington, DC.
- 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 51 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.
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.
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.