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Nominations Invited for AACR-Prevent Cancer Foundation Award

April 25, 2012
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AACR Seeks Submissions for 2012 Award for Excellence in Cancer Prevention Research

PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research announces a call for nominations for the 2012 Award for Excellence in Cancer Prevention Research, co-sponsored by the AACR and the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

The AACR-Prevent Cancer Foundation Award for Excellence in Cancer Prevention Research is bestowed upon a scientist from anywhere in the world for seminal contributions to the field of cancer prevention. The research for which the individual is recognized must have been conducted in basic, translational, clinical, epidemiological or behavioral science in cancer prevention research. Furthermore, these studies must have had not only a major impact on the field, but must also have stimulated new directions in this important area.

Last year’s award was presented to Andrew J. Dannenberg, M.D., the Henry R. Erle, M.D.-Roberts Family professor of medicine and director, Weill Cornell Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, N.Y. Dannenberg was honored for his work on the inflammation-cancer connection with an emphasis on prostaglandin biology. He delivered his award lecture, titled “Obesity and Breast Inflammation: Implications for Cancer Prevention,” at the 10th Annual AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research.

The recipient of the award will receive a $5,000 honorarium and present a 50-minute lecture at the 11th Annual AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research. The conference will be held Oct. 16-19, 2012, in Anaheim, 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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