The National Foundation for Cancer Research is accepting nominations for the 2018 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research.
The annual prize, named in honor of Albert Szent-Györgyi, Nobel Laureate and co-founder of NFCR, is awarded to an outstanding researcher whose scientific achievements have expanded our understanding of cancer and whose discoveries have made possible new approaches to preventing, diagnosing, and/or treating cancer.
The prize is designed to stimulate continued investment in pioneering research that will produce scientific breakthroughs and lead to a deeper understanding of the scientific concepts underlying the genetics and molecular makeup of cancer.
Nominations may be made by individuals from the research community, industry, government, or organizations that are sufficiently familiar with the research accomplishments and contributions of the nominee. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Nominees for the award must have made an original discovery or breakthrough in scientific understanding that has led to better prevention, earlier diagnosis, or new treatments for patients with cancer.
The prize recipient will be honored at a formal dinner and award ceremony and will receive a $25,000 cash prize. The recipient also will lead the next Szent-Györgyi prize committee as honorary chair.