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.

The nomination period for the 2018 Special Awards is now closed. The nomination period for the 2019 awards will open in summer 2018.

Eligibility

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
Selection

Candidates for the award are considered by the ASCO Special Awards Selection Committee. The committee considers all nominations as they have been submitted; recommendations are then forwarded to the Board of Directors for final approval.

Please send all inquiries about this award to Special Awards.

2017 Recipient
Carl H. June, MD
Closed

Nomination Deadlines

Nomination Open

September 13, 2017

Nomination Deadline

October 15, 2017

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ASCO President, 2015-16