PHILADELPHIA American Association for Cancer Research Chief Executive Officer Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.) will receive the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) Distinguished Service Award for her outstanding contributions to progress in cancer research. The award will be presented during a special ceremony at the AACI's annual meeting, October 22 24, 2006.
"I'm deeply honored to receive this special recognition from the Association of American Cancer Institutes," Foti said. "The AACI is a vitally important organization in the cancer field. As an effective advocate for the nation's cancer centers, AACI advances the cancer research agenda and facilitates progress against this terrible disease."
"Under Dr. Foti's leadership, the American Association for Cancer Research has become the largest scientific organization in the world focused on every aspect of high-quality, innovative cancer research," said AACI President H. Shelton Earp III, M.D. "The Distinguished Service Award recognizes her outstanding contributions to the progress of cancer research at the nation's cancer centers and her commitment to fostering the exchange of knowledge and new ideas among scientists dedicated to cancer research."
Foti has dedicated her career to cancer research and the AACR. Progressing through several key editorial and management roles at the AACR, she was appointed to her current position of CEO in 1982 by the AACR's Board of Directors. In addition, she serves as Secretary-Treasurer and CEO of the AACR Foundation for the Prevention and Cure of Cancer and Managing Editor of Cancer Research. During Foti's tenure, AACR membership has grown to more than 24,000 scientists residing in more than 70 countries.
"Dr. Foti's accomplishments at AACR are numerous and her exceptional stewardship of AACR has contributed significantly to the U.S. cancer research infrastructure's status as the best in the world," said AACI Executive Directo
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