American Association for Cancer Research Invites Nominations for 2014 Team Science and Immunology Awards
PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) announces a call for nominations for the Eighth Annual AACR Team Science Award and the Second Annual AACR-Cancer Research Institute (CRI) Lloyd J. Old Award in Cancer Immunology.
The awards will be presented during the AACR Annual Meeting 2014, which will be held April 5-9, in San Diego, Calif.
Eighth Annual AACR Team Science Award
The AACR Team Science Award recognizes an outstanding interdisciplinary research team for its innovative and meritorious scientific work that has advanced or will likely advance our fundamental knowledge of cancer, or a team that has applied existing knowledge to advance the detection, diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of cancer. The winning team will receive a $50,000 honorarium.
Last year’s award was presented to the Pancreatic Cancer Sequencing Team in the Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center at Johns Hopkins University, which is an interdisciplinary team that includes faculty from Johns Hopkins, Emory University, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
The Eighth Annual AACR Team Science Award is generously supported by Eli Lilly and Company.
Second Annual AACR-CRI Lloyd J. Old Award in Cancer Immunology
The AACR-CRI Lloyd J. Old Award in Cancer Immunology was established last year to honor the memory of the late Lloyd J. Old, who is considered the “Father of Modern Tumor Immunology.” The award recognizes an active scientist whose outstanding and innovative research in cancer immunology has had a far-reaching impact on the cancer field.
James P. Allison, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Immunology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, was honored with the inaugural award in recognition of his research into the immune system’s ability to recognize cancer cells. His award lecture was titled, “Mobilizing the Immune System for Cancer Therapy.”
In addition to presenting a 50-minute lecture at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014, the recipient of the AACR-CRI Lloyd J. Old Award in Cancer Immunology will receive an honorarium of $10,000.