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Nominations Open for 2010 AACR-Prevent Cancer Foundation Award for Excellence in Cancer Prevention Research

July 1, 2010

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PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research is currently accepting nominations for the prestigious 2010 AACR-Prevent Cancer Foundation Award for Excellence in Cancer Prevention Research.

This award, now in its ninth year, recognizes an individual scientist residing in any country, for his or her seminal contributions to the field of cancer prevention. Such investigations must have been conducted in the basic, translational, clinical, epidemiological or behavioral science disciplines of cancer prevention research. These studies must have had a major impact in the field of cancer prevention and have stimulated new directions in this important area.

The awardee will receive a $5,000 honorarium and present a 50-minute lecture at the Ninth Annual AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research. The conference will be held Nov. 7-10, 2010, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa. Support will be given to the recipient and a guest to attend the conference.

Nominations must be submitted online at no later than Friday, July 30, 2010.

The 2009 recipient, Mark W. Schiffman, M.D., M.P.H, a senior investigator in the division of cancer epidemiology and genetics at the National Cancer Institute, was recognized for his outstanding research on the mechanisms of cervical carcinogenesis based on a model of infection with the human papillomaviruses (HPV). Schiffman created and directs one of the top research units worldwide on HPV and cervical cancer. His research is an example of interdisciplinary science involving collaborations between and among molecular biologists, virologists, geneticists, vaccinologists, diagnosticians, clinicians, epidemiologists and public health scientists to understand the causes of cervical cancer and reduce its burden as the second leading cause of cancer among women worldwide.

For more information on eligibility criteria, the nomination process and other details about the AACR-Prevent Cancer Foundation Award for Excellence in Cancer Prevention Research, visit or contact Monique P. Eversley at

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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 31,000 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 fellowship and career development awards. The AACR Annual Meeting attracts more than 17,000 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. CR provides a forum for sharing essential, evidence-based information and perspectives on progress in cancer research, survivorship and advocacy.

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