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Leading researchers honored for progress in cancer prevention, detection and treatment
Date:3/11/2008

ipient of the 2002 Nobel Prize in medicine is the recipient of the 3rd Annual AACR-Irving Weinstein Foundation Distinguished Lectureship. A renowned molecular biologist, Brenner helped to define this field of cancer research with several seminal contributions, including the identification of messenger RNA. Named in honor of the late Irving Weinstein, AACR and the Irving Weinstein Foundation created the distinguished lectureship in 2005 to recognize the accomplishments of an individual whose innovations in science and position as a thought leader have inspired creativity and new directions in cancer research. Brenners award lecture will take place on Monday, April 14th at 1:30 p.m. in Room 20A-C of the convention center.

John E. Dick, Ph.D., Canada research chair in stem cell biology, division of cellular and molecular biology at the Toronto General Research Institute/University Health Network / Princess Margaret Hospital/OCI; and professor of medical genetics and microbiology at the University of Toronto, is the recipient of the 48th Annual AACR-G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award for his innovative contributions to uncovering the biological origins and development of human leukemia. His work has provided a new understanding of leukemia pathogenesis and has suggested new insights into anti-neoplastic therapies for treatment of the disease. The AACR and Eli Lilly and Company established this award in 1961 to honor Dr. G.H.A. Clowes, a founding member of AACR and a research director at Eli Lilly. The oldest award giving by AACR, this honor recognizes an individual with outstanding recent accomplishments in basic cancer research. Dicks award lecture will take place on Tuesday, April 15th at 8:00 a.m. in Halls G&H of the convention center. Dick will also speak at the Eli Lilly and Company headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana later this year.

Jose Baselga, M.D., director of medical oncology, hematology and radiation oncology at Vall dHebron Un
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