AACR-Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Lectureship
The AACR established this Lectureship in 1993 in honor of renowned virologist and discoverer of the Friend virus, Dr. Charlotte Friend, for her pioneering research on viruses, cell differentiation, and cancer.
The lecture is intended to give recognition to an outstanding female or male scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the field of cancer research and who has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of women in science.
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 Lectureship may only be presented to an individual investigator.
Institutions and/or organizations are not eligible to receive the Lectureship.
Please direct all inquiries pertaining to this Award or any other AACR scientific achievement award or lecture to Michael J. Powell, PhD, Director of Scientific Programs and Strategic Initiatives, at [email protected] or by phone at (215) 440-9373.
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. All nominations must be submitted electronically logging into https://myaacr.aacr.org and selecting Applications/Awards from the main menu. If you don't have a myAACR account you can create one at no costs. Paper nominations will not be accepted.
Eligible nominations must include the following:
- A nomination letter written in English (Max: 1,000 words), which comprehensively describes the candidate's contributions to cancer research and describes how the candidate has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of women in science. Letter must specifically outline the candidate’s current research activity and indicate how their research holds promise for continued substantive contributions to the cancer field. All publications that directly support the mentioned research accomplishments must be referenced within the provided letter.
- A brief scientific citation (Max: 50 words) highlighting the major scientific contribution(s) justifying the award candidate’s nomination.
See the Program Guidelines and Nomination Instructions for complete details.
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.