The AACR-St. Baldrick's Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Pediatric Cancer Research has been established to bring attention to major research discoveries to the pediatric cancer research community and to honor an individual in any sector who has significantly contributed to any area of pediatric cancer research, resulting in the fundamental improvement of the understanding and/or treatment of pediatric cancer.
The winner of the AACR-St. Baldrick's Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Pediatric Cancer Research will receive an honorarium, give an award lecture, and be given support for the winner and a guest to attend the AACR Annual Meeting 2020, in San Diego, California.
Candidacy is open to a pediatric cancer researcher affiliated with any institution involved in cancer research, cancer medicine, or the cancer-related sciences in the U.S. or abroad. Such institutions include those in academia, industry, or government.
Candidates will be considered on the basis of their outstanding and innovative research, which has had a major impact on the pediatric cancer field, and which has the potential to stimulate new directions in pediatric cancer research. All areas of pediatric cancer research will be considered for this award.
Candidates must currently maintain an active research program, have a record of recent publications, and be able to present an award lecture at the Annual Meeting.
The award will be presented to an individual investigator.
Institutions and organizations are not eligible for the award.
Nominations may be made by any individual, whether an AACR member or nonmember, who is now or has previously been affiliated with any institution involved in cancer research, cancer medicine, or cancer-related sciences. Self-nominations are not permitted.
Nominators must maintain strict confidentiality of their nomination.
See the Program Guidelines and Nomination Instructions for complete details.
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Candidates will be considered by a committee of international cancer leaders appointed by the president of the AACR. After careful deliberations by the award committee, its recommendations will be forwarded to the executive committee of the AACR for final consideration and decision. Selection of the award winner will be made on the basis of the candidate's cancer research accomplishments in the field of pediatric cancer. No regard will be given to age, race, gender, nationality, geographic location, or religious or political views.