The Public Service Award, first presented in 1992, recognizes a person involved in legislative, political action, or community service activities that impact public awareness about cancer, its causes, cures, or treatment, or activities that result in additional support either legislatively or fiscally for the field of cancer research, treatment, prevention or care.
The award consists of a commemorative plaque and support to the recipient to attend the ASCO Annual Meeting or another event based on individual circumstances.
The award recipient must agree to be interviewed by the ASCO Daily News as an important representative of the Annual Meeting program.
Candidates do not have to be an ASCO member to be eligible for this award.
Nominations for the 2014 Public Service Award are now closed.
Candidates for the award will be considered by the ASCO Government Relations 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 Special Awards Selection Committee for ratification and then to the Board of Directors for final approval.