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AACR Opens Award Nominations for Excellence in Cancer Research

August 18, 2010

Outstanding Scientific Achievement Acknowledged at the 102nd Annual Meeting 2011

PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research is currently accepting nominations for awards recognizing excellence in cancer research, to be presented at the 102nd AACR Annual Meeting 2011, held in Orlando, Fla., from April 2 to 6.

Nominations are open for the following awards:

2011 AACR-American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
Nomination Deadline: Sept. 30, 2010

The AACR and the American Cancer Society established this award in 1992 to honor outstanding research accomplishments in the fields of cancer epidemiology, biomarkers and prevention.

2011 AACR Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship
Nomination Deadline: Sept. 30, 2010

This lectureship recognizes an individual scientist whose novel and significant work has had or may have a far-reaching impact on the detection, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancer, and who embodies the dedication of Princess Takamatsu to multinational collaborations.

2011 Margaret Foti Award for Leadership and Extraordinary Achievements in Cancer Research
Nomination Deadline: Sept. 30, 2010

The award recognizes a true champion of cancer research, an individual who embodies the sustained commitment of Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), to the prevention and cure of cancer. The award is given to an individual whose leadership and extraordinary achievements in cancer research or in support of cancer research have made a major impact on the field. Such achievements include extraordinary contributions to the acceleration of progress in cancer research, raising national and/or international awareness of cancer research, or other substantive demonstrations of a sustained commitment to the conquest of cancer.

2011 Lifetime Achievement Award in Cancer Research
Nomination Deadline: Sept. 30, 2010

The AACR Lifetime Achievement Award was established in 2004 to honor an individual who has made significant fundamental contributions to cancer research, either through a single scientific discovery or a body of work. These contributions, whether they have been in research, leadership or mentorship, must have had a lasting impact on the cancer field and must have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to progress against cancer.

2011 AACR Team Science Award
Nomination Deadline: Sept. 30, 2010

The AACR Team Science Award has been established by the American Association for Cancer Research and Eli Lilly and Company to acknowledge and catalyze the growing importance of interdisciplinary teams to the understanding of cancer and/or the translation of research discoveries into clinical cancer applications. The AACR Team Science Award will recognize an outstanding interdisciplinary research team for its innovative and meritorious science that has advanced or likely will advance our fundamental knowledge of cancer or a team that has applied existing knowledge to advance the detection, diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of cancer.

For more information on eligibility criteria, the nomination process and other details about these awards, please visit Additional inquiries should be directed to 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 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 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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