Nominations sought for professorship by the American Association for Cancer Research

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) announces that nominations are now being accepting for the 2004 AACR-National Foundation for Cancer Research Professorship in Basic Cancer Research. The AACR and the National Foundation for Cancer Research established this Professorship to recognize a senior scientist at the level of Associate Professor or Professor who is currently engaged in an active research career anywhere in the world and who has demonstrated extraordinary achievement in basic cancer research. It is awarded to an individual who shows promise for continued substantive contributions to basic cancer research and is intended to foster the recipient's research productivity by enabling him or her to devote more time to basic research.

The nomination process and other details about the AACR-National Foundation for Cancer Research Professorship in Basic Cancer Research (informally referred to as the AACR-NFCR Professorship) are located on the AACR Website at http://www.aacr.org. The nomination deadline is Friday, September 12, 2003.

This one-year Professorship provides a $50,000 grant for research expenses. The AACR-NFCR Professor will be honored during the 95th AACR Annual Meeting (March 27-31, 2004 in Orlando, Florida).

The 2003 recipient of the AACR-NFCR Professorship is Manuel Perucho, Ph.D., Director, Oncogene and Suppressor Gene Program, The Burnham Institute, La Jolla, Calif. Dr. Perucho's laboratory studies the mechanisms underlying gastrointestinal cancer of the microsatellite mutator phenotype pathway.

The AACR-NFCR Professorship was established in 2000 in honor of Franklin and Tamara Salisbury, who are best known in the scientific research community for having founded the National Foundation for Cancer Research in 1973. Built on a commitment to support basic science cancer research in the laboratory, they were determined that NFCR should raise money to support innovative an

Contact: Sheri Ozard
American Association for Cancer Research

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