World-class cancer researchers whose science has significantly contributed to progress in the fight against cancer will be recognized April 12-16, 2008, by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) at its 2008 Annual Meeting at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. A series of awards given annually by the AACR. Each recipient presents an educational lecture at the AACR Annual Meeting.
“The AACR Awards Program recognizes the finest and most promising investigators in all fields of cancer research,” said AACR Chief Executive Officer Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.). “During our Annual Meeting, AACR is pleased to honor the dedication and work of such influential researchers and advocates who continue to shape the future of cancer research.”
Peers and colleagues nominate award candidates. Selection committees for each award, comprised of leaders in all areas of cancer research, choose the honorees.
This year’s recipients are:
11th Annual AACR-Women in Cancer Research-Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship
Nancy E. Davidson, M.D., professor of oncology and breast cancer research chair in oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Saturday, April 12, 2008 at 5:30 p.m.
AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research-Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship
Arthur Gutierrez-Hartmann, M.D., professor in the departments of medicine and of biochemistry & molecular genetics; member, graduate programs in biochemistry & molecular genetics, molecular biology and reproductive sciences at the University of Colorado Cancer Center
Sunday, April 13th at 4:15 p.m.
3rd Annual AACR-Irving Weinstein Foundation Distinguished Lectureship
Sydney Brenner, Ph.D., a distinguished professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and a recipient of the 2002 Nobel Prize in medicine
Monday, April 14th at 1:30 p.m.
48th Annual AACR-G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award
John E. Dick, Ph.D., Canada research chair in stem cell biology, division of cellular and molecular biology at the Toronto General Research Institute/University Health Network/Princess Margaret Hospital/OCI; and professor of medical genetics and microbiology at the University of Toronto
Tuesday, April 15th at 8:00 a.m.
2008 AACR-Rosenthal Family Foundation Award
Jose Baselga, M.D., director of medical oncology, hematology and radiation oncology at Vall d’Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona, Spain
Tuesday, April 15th at 12:00 p.m. in Halls G&H of the convention center.
17th Annual AACR-American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
Robert N. Hoover, M.D., Sc.D., S.M.Hyg., director of the epidemiology and biostatistics program at the National Cancer Institute
Tuesday, April 15th at 2:15 p.m.
13th Annual AACR-Joseph H. Burchenal Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievements in Clinical Research
Joseph R. Bertino, M.D., interim director and chief scientific officer at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Tuesday, April 15th at 9:00 a.m.
28th Annual AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Research
Arul Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D., S.P. Hicks Endowed Professor of Pathology and professor of pathology and urology at the University of Michigan Medical School
Wednesday, April 16th at 8:00 a.m.
Second Annual AACR-CICR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research
Steven R. Tannenbaum, Ph.D., Underwood-Prescott professor of toxicology, biological engineering department; and professor of chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sunday, April 13th at 5:30 p.m.
Second AACR Margaret Foti Award for Leadership and Extraordinary Achievements in Cancer Research
Ellen V. Sigal, Ph.D., chairperson of Friends of Cancer Research
Sunday, April 13th at 8:15 a.m.
AACR Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship
Lawrence A. Loeb, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pathology and biochemistry at the University of Washington in Seattle
Tuesday, April 15th at 1:15 p.m.
2nd Annual AACR Team Science Award
Daniel Pinkel, Ph.D., professor-in-residence at the University of California San Francisco Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and senior scientist Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will be honored, along with his team of researchers.
Release Date: March 11, 2008