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AACR Opens Nominations for Award Funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

April 25, 2011

PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research announces a call for nominations for the 2011 AACR Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research, funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.

The award recognizes a scientist who is no more than 50 years old and who is conducting novel and significant work that has had or may have a far-reaching impact on the etiology, detection, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of breast cancer. Such work may involve any discipline in biomedical research including basic, translational, clinical and epidemiological studies.

Last year’s award was presented to Klaus Pantel, M.D. Ph.D., professor at the Institute of Tumor Biology at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany. Pantel was honored for his pioneering and original work on the detection of minimal residual disease and on using this information to provide improved care for breast cancer patients.

The award recipient will receive $10,000 and deliver a 25-minute lecture at the 34th Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, to be held Dec. 6-10, 2011, in San Antonio, Texas.

• Deadline for nominations: May 16, 2011

• For more information, contact: Monique P. Eversley at (267) 646-0576, e-mail awards@aacr.org or visit www.aacr.org/home/scientists/scientific-achievement-awards/outstanding-investigator-award.aspx

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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 33,000 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. Including Cancer Discovery, the AACR publishes seven major peer-reviewed journals: Cancer Research; Clinical Cancer Research; Molecular Cancer Therapeutics; Molecular Cancer Research; Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention; and Cancer Prevention Research. AACR journals represented 20 percent of the market share of total citations in 2009. The AACR also publishes CR, a magazine for cancer survivors and their families, patient advocates, physicians and scientists.

Media Contact:
Michele Sharp
(267) 646-0622
Michele.Sharp@aacr.org

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