Sep 13, 2017
ASCO and the Conquer Cancer Foundation present a variety of Special Awards to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to ASCO, the practice of clinical oncology, people with cancer, or activities that have an impact on public awareness about cancer, its causes, cures, or treatment. All ASCO members are encouraged to take a moment and nominate individuals for the 2018 Special Awards.
ASCO members may be nominated for:
Allen S. Lichter Visionary Leader Award
Who’s eligible? Individuals who have demonstrated innovative and inspirational leadership to significantly advance the mission of ASCO and transform oncology and the overall cancer community
ASCO-American Cancer Society Award and Lecture
Who’s eligible? Distinguished lecturers who have made a significant contribution to cancer prevention and control research or practice.
B.J. Kennedy Award and Lecture for Scientific Excellence in Geriatric Oncology
Who’s eligible? Geriatric oncologists who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and achievement in the field, with a professional record that includes advanced scholarship and effective mentorship of fellows.
David A. Karnofsky Memorial Award and Lecture
Who’s eligible? Oncologists who have made outstanding contributions to cancer research, diagnosis, and/or treatment.
Distinguished Achievement Award
Who’s eligible? Scientists, practitioners, or researchers whose leadership or mentorship has benefited ASCO members and/or their patients.
Excellence in Teaching Award
Who’s eligible? Physician educators who have had a demonstrable impact on their trainees (residents, postdoctoral fellows, and/or clinical fellows).
Gianni Bonadonna Breast Cancer Award and Lecture
Who’s eligible? Active clinical and/or translational researchers with a proven track record in mentoring fellows and junior faculty and with a distinguished record of accomplishments in advancing the field of breast cancer.
Who’s eligible? Oncologists who personify ASCO’s mission and values through their voluntary and non-compensated humanitarian endeavors.
Pediatric Oncology Award and Lecture
Who’s eligible? Pediatric oncologists who have demonstrated outstanding leadership or achievement in the field.
Additionally, non-members may be nominated for:
Partners in Progress Award
Who’s eligible? Individuals involved in patient advocacy activities that impact public awareness about cancer or that result in legislative or fiscal support for cancer research, treatment, prevention, or care.
Public Service Award
Who’s eligible? Individuals involved in legislative, political action, or community service activities promoting public awareness of cancer, its causes, cures, or treatment.
Science of Oncology Award and Lecture
Who’s eligible? Individuals known for their major contributions to basic or translational research in cancer.
Special Recognition Award
Who’s eligible? Individuals with a record of outstanding, long-term service to ASCO and/or to clinical oncology who have had a major impact in clinical oncology, cancer research, clinical trials, reimbursement, and/or patient advocacy activities.
CCF Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Awards
Who’s eligible? Women who are leaders in oncology, having excelled as a mentor and demonstrated outstanding commitment to the professional development of women who are clinicians, educators, and researchers in oncology.
Additional criteria and requirements may apply to some awards. Individuals may be nominated for more than one award as long as they meet the criteria for each. Nominating an individual requires answering a few questions concerning the nominee’s qualifications for that particular award. All ASCO members are eligible to nominate someone. The nomination period for the ASCO Special Awards will end on October 15, 2017, and the nomination period for the Women Who Conquer Cancer Awards will end on November 15, 2017.
The Special Awards will be presented at the ASCO Annual Meeting on June 1-5, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.