The National Foundation for Cancer Research has issued a Call for Nominations for the 2019 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 the prevention, diagnosis, and/or treatment of cancer.
The prize is designed to stimulate continued investment in pioneering research needed to produce scientific breakthroughs and that will 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 other organizations who are sufficiently familiar with the research accomplishments and contributions of the nominee. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Candidates must have made an original discovery or breakthrough in scientific understanding that has led to better prevention, earlier diagnosis, and/or new treatments for patients with cancer.
The prize recipient will be honored at a formal dinner and award ceremony and will also receive a $25,000 cash prize. In addition, the recipient will lead the next Szent-Györgyi prize committee as honorary chairman.
See the National Foundation for Cancer Research website for complete program guidelines, eligibility requirements, and nomination procedures.