Created in 2007 in honor of B.J. Kennedy, MD, this award and lectureship recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the research, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer in the elderly, and in bringing an understanding of geriatric oncology to fellows and junior faculty.
The award consists of an honorarium, a commemorative plaque, and support to the recipient to attend the ASCO Annual Meeting. The recipient then 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 abstract of the presentation for Annual Meeting materials.
The nomination period for the 2018 Special Awards is now closed. The nomination period for the 2019 awards will open in summer 2018.
To be eligible for this award, candidates must:
- Be an ASCO member
- Be a geriatric oncologist who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and achievement in the field of geriatric oncology
- Have a professional record that includes advanced scholarship, effective mentorship of fellows, and skilled, compassionate care of older cancer patients
Please send all inquiries about this award to Special Awards.