About This Award
First presented in 1970, the David A. Karnofsky Memorial Award and Lecture honors Dr. Karnofsky by recognizing an oncologist who has made outstanding contributions to cancer research, diagnosis and/or treatment.
The award consists of an honorarium, a commemorative plaque, and support to the recipient to attend the ASCO Annual Meeting. The recipient will deliver a 30-minute lecture at the ASCO Annual Meeting.
The award recipient must agree to be interviewed by the ASCO Daily News as an important representative of the Annual Meeting program. The recipient is encouraged to submit a manuscript of the lecture to the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO) no later than 120 days following presentation. JCO reserves the right to accept or reject the manuscript.
To be eligible for this award, candidates must:
- Be an ASCO member
- Be known for his/her major contributions to clinical research
- Be a distinguished lecturer
- Not have received this award before
Nomination Procedure and Deadline
Nominations for the 2016 David A. Karnofsky Memorial Award and Lecture are now open.
Nominations must be submitted online.
Candidates for the award will be considered by the ASCO Special Awards Selection Committee. The committee will consider all nominations as they have been submitted. After careful deliberations by the committee, its recommendations will be forwarded to the Board of Directors for final approval.