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Aflac expands decade-long partnership with AACR

... At the heart of Aflacs corporate mission and philanthropy is support for pediatric cancer. The AACR-Aflac Career Dev...

Nancy Brinker and Lance Armstrong honored with Centennial Medals at the AACR 2007 Annual Meeting

... Nancy Brinker, is the founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, formerly the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. She is being recognized for her significant and sustained effort in the fight against breast cancer. Now celebrating the organization's 25th year, Ambassado...

Margaret Foti receives AACR Award for Leadership and Extraordinary Achievements in Cancer Research

... Recognized for her extraordinary leadership of the AACR and her sustained dedication to...

AACR awards minority and other underrepresented scientists

PHILADELPHIA -- Three Scholar Awards programs, sponsored by the American Association for Cancer Research, will provide scientists traditionally underrepresented in cancer research with financial support to participate in the premier international meeting in the field. At the 2007 AACR Annual Meeting, more than 17,000 clinical oncologists, basic scientists, epidemiologists and translational resea...

AACR-Bardos Awards for undergraduate students announced

... This program is designed to enhance the education of the students by providing financial support to attend AACR Annual Meetings, which are attended by more than 17,000 scientists from around the globe. The AACR Annual Meeting allows young investigators to present...

AACR CEO Margaret Foti receives cancer service award

... "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 advo...

Funding for, and societal impact of, cancer research to be discussed during AACR press briefing

During the past few months, funding for cancer research has received some bad news. In December 2005, the President signed the final appropriations bill for fiscal year 2006, which provided $31 million less for cancer research than the year before. ...... This was the first hard cut since the passage of the National Cancer Act in 1971. More recently, the President announced his proposed budget fo...

AACR launches new magazine to focus on people and progress in cancer

American Association for Cancer Research Presents: New Magazine to Focus on People and Progress in Cancer... ...... ......To address the unmet public need for understandable and credible information about cancer research and policy, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is launching a new magazine for cancer patients, survivors, advocates, caregivers and interested physicians and sc...

AACR supports the nomination of Andrew von Eschenbach as the commissioner of the FDA

PHILADELPHIA The American Association for Cancer Research, the world's oldest and largest...organization dedicated to cancer research, enthusiastically supports the nomination of Andrew von Eschenbach as new commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration....... "Dr. von Eschenbach brings enormous medical and administrative expertise and experience to this post," said Margaret Foti, Ph.D.,...

AACR supports new FDA clinical research guidelines

The American Association for Cancer Research, the world's oldest and largest organization dedicated to cancer research, enthusiastically supports the new guidelines announced today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, whose primary goal is to streamline the earliest phases of clinical research for new medical treatments....... As described, the new guidelines are in keeping with FDA's Critic...

Senator Arlen Specter to be honored at AACR gala

PHILADELPHIA -- US Senator Arlen Specter (R- Pa) will be honored with the AACR Public Service Award for his tireless efforts to strengthen the nation's biomedical research capability. The Award ceremony will take place at the "One World, One Quest" gala at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on November 13, 2005. ......The American Association for Cancer Research, the nation's oldest...

AACR launches 'Saving the Science' initiatives

PHILADELPHIA -- The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) extends its thoughts and heartfelt sympathies to all the citizens of New Orleans and other Gulf Coast communities as they rebuild their lives in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. ... ...In particular, the AACR wishes to assist its members and other cancer researchers in the region whose personal and professional lives have been...

9th Annual Public Forum at AACR Annual Meeting

..."Progress and New Hope in the Fight Against Cancer: A Public Forum Highlighting the Latest Discoveries." A Public Forum sponsored by the AACR the world's leading organization dedicated to the cure and prevention of cancer provides a unique opportunity for Southern California cancer patients, survivors and their families to learn about emerging cancer research in everyday terms. ...... 10:...

AACR celebrates 20th anniversary of minority scholar awards

PHILADELPHIA -- A little over twenty years ago, members of the American Association for Cancer Research began an important dialogue about the advancement of minority investigators in the field of cancer research. The result of this discussion was the creation of a new award program designed to enhance the education and training of early career minority investigators by providing financial awards...

AACR awards scholarships for minority and underrepresented scientists

PHILADELPHIA -- Three Scholar Awards programs, sponsored by the American Association for Cancer Research, will provide scientists traditionally underrepresented in cancer research with financial support to participate in the premier international meeting in the field. The AACR Annual Meeting draws more than 15,000 clinical oncologists, basic scientists, epidemiologists and translational research...

Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research

PHILADELPHIA -- Lewis C. Cantley, Ph.D., professor of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School and chief of the Division of Signal Transduction at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, both in Boston, is the recipient of the eighth annual Pezcoller Foundation-American Association for Cancer Research International Award for Cancer Research, for his leadership in the field of signal transduction,...

AACR establishes new lectureship in honor of Dr. Jane C. Wright

PHILADELPHIA -- Continuing a 45-year-old tradition of honoring outstanding achievement in cancer research, the American Association for Cancer Research is pleased to announce the addition of a new lectureship to its series of annual awards. ... ...The AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research-Jane C. Wright Lectureship will be given to an outstanding scientist who has made meritorious contributions to t...
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