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Nominations Invited for American Association for Cancer Research Distinguished Lectureship on Cancer Health Disparities

June 13, 2013
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PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has issued a call for nominations for its 2013 Distinguished Lectureship on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities, funded by the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

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.

The recipient of this year’s award will receive a $5,000 honorarium and present a 45-minute lecture at the Sixth Annual AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved. The conference will be held Dec. 6-9, 2013, in Atlanta, Ga.

Last year’s award was presented to Claudia R. Baquet, M.D., Ph.D., associate dean for policy and planning, professor of medicine and director of the National Bioethics and Health Disparities Research Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore. She delivered a lecture titled, “Advancing the Science of Cancer Health Disparities: The Case for Public Trust, Bioethics, Research Literacy and Biospecimen Science.”

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About the American Association for Cancer Research
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 membership includes more than 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 18,000 attendees. In addition, the AACR publishes eight 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 team science and individual 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. For more information about the AACR, visit www.AACR.org.

Media Contact:
Lauren Riley
(215) 446-7155
Lauren.Riley@aacr.org

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