Created in 2009, the Distinguished Achievement Award recognizes leadership or mentorship by a scientist, practitioner, or researcher in any subspecialty of oncology that has benefited ASCO members and/or their patients.

The award consists of a commemorative plaque and support to the recipient to attend the ASCO Annual Meeting. The recipient must agree to be interviewed by the ASCO Daily News as an important representative of the Annual Meeting program. 

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

Eligibility

To be eligible for this award, candidates must:

  • Be an ASCO member
  • Be available to attend the upcoming Annual Meeting
  • 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.

2019 Recipient
Robert J. Mayer, MD, FASCO

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Allen S. Lichter, MD, FASCO
ASCO CEO 2006-2016