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

April 24, 2012
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AACR Seeks Submissions for 2012 Distinguished Lectureship on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities


PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research announces a call for nominations for its 2012 Distinguished Lectureship on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities, funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.

The AACR Distinguished Lectureship on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities is awarded to an investigator whose novel work has had or may have a far-reaching impact on the etiology, detection, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of cancer health disparities. This work may involve any discipline in biomedical research including basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological studies.

Last year’s award was presented to Olufunmilayo Falusi Olopade, M.D., Walter L. Palmer distinguished service professor of medicine and human genetics and associate dean for global health, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Ill. Olopade was honored for her pioneering work in the study of breast cancer genetics in women. She delivered her award lecture, titled “Closing the Knowledge Disparity Gap: From Molecular Mechanisms to Interventions and Back,” at the Fourth Annual AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved.

The recipient of this year’s award will receive a $5,000 honorarium and present a 45-minute lecture at the Fifth Annual AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved. The conference will be held Oct. 27-30, 2012, in San Diego, Calif.

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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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  1. April 28, 2012 10:03 am

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