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. 

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 ASCO Special Awards. Visit the nomination portal to submit your nominations.

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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.

2018 Recipient
Supriya Gupta Mohile, MD, MS

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"I value the broad exposure ASCO affords my specialty throughout the oncology world. All of us have the opportunity to learn about the latest advances in our field and to broadly share our own research."
Clifford Hudis, MD, FASCO
ASCO CEO