AACR-National Foundation for Cancer Research Professorship in Basic Cancer Research
Manuel Perucho, Ph.D., Director, Oncogene and Suppressor Gene Program, The Burnham Institute, La Jolla, Calif.
Dr. Manuel Perucho's laboratory studies the mechanisms underlying gastrointestinal cancer of the microsatellite mutator phenotype pathway.
The AACR and the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) established this Professorship in 2000 to honor Tamara and Franklin Salisbury, Sr., best known for founding the NFCR in 1973. It recognizes 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 every year to an individual nominated by his or her peers, who shows promise for continued substantive contributions to basic cancer research. The Professorship is intended to foster the research productivity of the recipient by enabling the scientist so honored to devote more time to basic research, through a one-year grant of $50,000.
AACR-Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award
Yi Zhang, Ph.D., UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine & Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Role of the EZH2 Histone Methyltransferase Complex in Cancer
The AACR-Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award was established in 1993 in honor of the late Nobel Laureate Dr. Gertrude B. Elion, Scientist Emeritus at Glaxo Wellcome Co. and Past President and Honorary Member of AACR. The Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award fosters meritorious basic, clinical, or translational cancer research by a
Contact: Warren Froelich
American Association for Cancer Research