Nominations Sought for 2014 AACR Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Prevention Research Award

Article ID: 617492

Released: 6-May-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Source Newsroom: American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

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Newswise — PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has issued a call for nominations for its 2014 AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Prevention Research.

The award 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 a major impact on the field, and must also have stimulated new directions in this important area.

The recipient of the award will receive a $5,000 honorarium and present a 50-minute lecture at the 13th Annual AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research. The conference will be held Sept. 28 – Oct. 1 in New Orleans, La.

Last year’s award honored John P. Pierce, Ph.D., distinguished professor of family and preventative medicine and director of population sciences at the University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center in La Jolla, for his research on the epidemiology of health behaviors, particularly tobacco smoking and nutrition in cancer care.

• Deadline for nominations: 4 p.m. ET, June 18, 2014• For more information, contact Monique P. Eversley at or visit

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About the American Association for Cancer ResearchFounded in 1907, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the world’s oldest 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



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