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Nominations Open for 2011 Scientific Achievement Awards

Mon, 09/27/2010 - 12:31pm
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PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research is currently accepting nominations for the following awards, which will be presented at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011 in Orlando, Fla., from April 2 to 6. The nomination deadline for the awards below is Oct. 15, 2010.

2011 AACR Joseph H. Burchenal Memorial Award

This award was established in 1996 to recognize outstanding achievements in clinical cancer research. It is named for the late Joseph H. Burchenal, M.D., honorary member and past president of the AACR, and a major figure in clinical cancer research and chemotherapy. The recipient of the 16th Annual AACR Joseph H. Burchenal Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cancer Research will give a 50-minute lecture during the AACR Annual Meeting 2011, receive an honorarium of $10,000, and receive support for the recipient and a guest to attend the Annual Meeting.


2011 AACR G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award

The AACR and Eli Lilly and Company established this award in 1961 to honor G.H.A. Clowes, Ph.D., who was a founding member of the AACR and a research director of Eli Lilly. The Clowes Memorial Award recognizes an individual with outstanding recent accomplishments in basic cancer research. The recipient of the 51st Annual AACR G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award will receive a $10,000 honorarium, give a 50-minute lecture during the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, and will be given support for the recipient and a guest to attend the Annual Meeting. The recipient will also speak at the Eli Lilly and Company headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind., at the invitation of the company later in 2011.


2011 AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Research

Through the generous contribution of an anonymous donor, the AACR established this award in 1979 to recognize a young investigator on the basis of meritorious achievement in cancer research. In accordance with the wishes of the donor, the recipient must be no more than 40 years of age by the time the award is received. The recipient of the 31st Annual AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Research will receive an honorarium of $5,000, present a 50-minute lecture, and receive full support for the recipient and a guest to attend the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011.


2011 AACR Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Memorial Award

The AACR and the Rosenthal Family Foundation established this award in 1977 to recognize research that has made, or promises to soon make, a notable contribution to improved clinical care in the field of cancer. In its desire to honor and provide incentive to investigators relatively early in their careers, the Foundation has stipulated that recipients not be more than 50 years of age at the time the award is received. The recipient of the 35th Annual AACR Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Memorial Award will receive an honorarium of $10,000, give a 50-minute lecture during the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, and receive support for the recipient and a guest to attend the Annual Meeting.


2011 AACR Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research

The AACR and its Chemistry in Cancer Research Working Group established this award in 2007 to recognize the importance of chemistry to the advancements in cancer research. The award is given for outstanding, novel and significant chemistry research, which has led to important contributions to the fields of basic cancer research; translational cancer research; cancer diagnosis; the prevention of cancer; or the treatment of patients with cancer. Such research may include, but is not limited to, drug discovery and design; structural biology; proteomics, metabolomics and biological mass spectrometry; chemical aspects of carcinogenesis; imaging agents and radiotherapeutics; and chemical biology. The recipient of the Fifth Annual AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research will give a 50-minute lecture during the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, will receive a commemorative plaque and a $10,000 honorarium, and receive support for the recipient and a guest to attend the Annual Meeting.


2011 AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship

The AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship was first presented in 2006. The lectureship is intended to give recognition to an outstanding scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the field of cancer research and who has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of minority investigators in cancer research. The recipient will present the Sixth Annual AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship during the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, receive an honorarium and commemorative plaque, and receive support for the recipient and a guest to attend the Annual Meeting.

2011 AACR-Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship

The AACR-Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship was established in 1998 in honor of renowned virologist and discoverer of the Friend virus, Charlotte Friend, Ph.D., 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. The recipient of this 14th annual lectureship will present a 50-minute lecture during the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, receive an honorarium and commemorative plaque, and receive support for the recipient and a guest to attend the Annual Meeting.

Nominations for all the awards must be submitted online at https://proposalcentral.altum.com by no later than Oct. 15, 2010, 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

For more information on eligibility criteria, the nomination process and other details about scientific awards, please visit http://www.aacr.org/ScientificAwards. Additional inquiries should be directed to Monique P. Eversley at monique.eversley@aacr.org.

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The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research is to prevent and cure cancer. Founded in 1907, the AACR is the world’s oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research. The membership includes 32,000 basic, translational and clinical researchers; health care professionals; and cancer survivors and advocates in the United States and more than 90 other countries. The AACR marshals the full spectrum of expertise from the cancer community to accelerate progress in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer through high-quality scientific and educational programs. It funds innovative, meritorious research grants, research fellowships and career development awards. The AACR Annual Meeting attracts more than 18,000 participants who share the latest discoveries and developments in the field. Special Conferences throughout the year present novel data across a wide variety of topics in cancer research, treatment and patient care. The AACR publishes six major peer-reviewed journals: Cancer Research; Clinical Cancer Research; Molecular Cancer Therapeutics; Molecular Cancer Research; Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention; and Cancer Prevention Research. The AACR also publishes CR, a magazine for cancer survivors and their families, patient advocates, physicians and scientists, providing a forum for sharing essential, evidence-based information and perspectives on progress in cancer research, survivorship and advocacy.

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