First presented in 1993, the ASCO-ACS Award and Lecture recognizes significant contributions to cancer prevention and control research or practice. ASCO and the American Cancer Society jointly support this oncology lectureship; however, the recipient is chosen by ASCO.

The award consists of an honorarium, a commemorative plaque, and support to the recipient to attend the ASCO Annual Meeting. The recipient also delivers a 30-minute lecture at the ASCO Annual Meeting.

The award recipient must agree to be interviewed by the ASCO Daily News and will also need to provide the presentation abstract for Annual Meeting materials. 

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Special Awards. Submissions are due by July 9, 2018. Visit the nomination portal to submit your nominations.

Supporter

Generously supported by the American Cancer Society.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this award, candidates must:

  • Be an ASCO member
  • Have made a significant contribution to cancer prevention and control research or practice
  • 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.

2018 Recipient
Karen H. Lu, MD
Open: Submit by July 9, 2018

Nomination Deadlines

Nomination Open

March 12, 2018

Nomination Deadline

July 9, 2018

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