Created in 2005, the Science of Oncology Award and Lecture is presented annually in recognition of a recipient’s outstanding contributions to basic or translational research in cancer.

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.

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. 

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 known for his/her major contributions in scientific research
  • Be a distinguished lecturer
  • Be able to deliver a 30-minute lecture at the upcoming Annual Meeting
  • Not have received this award before

Candidates do not have to be an ASCO member to be eligible for this award.

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
Douglas Lowy

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Richard L. Schilsky, MD, FACP, FASCO
ASCO Chief Medical Officer