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

April 23, 2012
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AACR Seeks Submissions for 2012 Outstanding Investigator Award
for Breast Cancer Research

PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research announces a call for nominations for the 2012 AACR Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research, funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.

The AACR Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research is awarded to an investigator of no more than 50 years of age whose novel work has had or may have a far-reaching impact on the etiology, detection, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of breast cancer. The work for which the individual is recognized may involve any discipline across the continuum of biomedical research, including basic, translational, clinical and epidemiological studies.

Last year’s award was presented to Ramon E. Parsons, M.D., Ph.D., Avon Foundation professor of pathology and cell biology and medicine, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbia University, New York, N.Y. Parsons was honored for his work in establishing the importance of the PTEN/PI3K pathway to breast cancer. Parsons delivered his award lecture, titled “Alteration and Inhibition of PTEN in Breast Cancer,” during the 34th Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in San Antonio, Texas.

The recipient of this year’s award will receive a $10,000 honorarium and present a 25-minute lecture at the 35th Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. The symposium will be held Dec. 4-8, 2012, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

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About the AACR

Founded in 1907, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the world’s first and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research and its mission to prevent and cure cancer. AACR’s membership includes 34,000 laboratory, translational and clinical researchers; population scientists; other health care professionals; and cancer advocates residing in more than 90 countries. The AACR marshals the full spectrum of expertise of the cancer community to accelerate progress in the prevention, biology, diagnosis and treatment of cancer by annually convening more than 20 conferences and educational workshops, the largest of which is the AACR Annual Meeting with more than 17,000 attendees. In addition, the AACR publishes seven peer-reviewed scientific journals and a magazine for cancer survivors, patients and their caregivers. The AACR funds meritorious research directly as well as in cooperation with numerous cancer organizations. As the Scientific Partner of Stand Up To Cancer, the AACR provides expert peer review, grants administration and scientific oversight of individual and team science grants in cancer research that have the potential for near-term patient benefit. The AACR actively communicates with legislators and policymakers about the value of cancer research and related biomedical science in saving lives from cancer.  

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