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

mechanisms of action and resistance to anti-metabolites and development of novel cancer therapeutics based on his studies, Bertino is a role model for translational research and has led the way in translating basic science into the clinic throughout his distinguished career. The award was established in 1996 to recognize outstanding achievements in clinical cancer research and honors the late Dr. Joseph Burchenal, honorary member and past president of the AACR, and a prominent figure in the field of clinical cancer research. Bertino will give his award lecture on Tuesday, April 15th at 9:00 a.m. in Halls G&H of the convention center.

Arul Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D., S.P. Hicks Endowed Professor of Pathology and professor of pathology and urology at the University of Michigan Medical School, will be honored with the 28th Annual AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Research, for his promising research contributions to cancer biology. Chinnaiyans research focuses on using genomic, proteomic, and bioinformatic approaches to better understand the biology of cancer and to uncover biomarkers. The work of his laboratory has far-reaching implications for the future of diagnosis and therapy for prostate and many other types of cancer. The AACR established this award in 1979 to recognize a young investigator for meritorious achievements in cancer research. Chinnaiyans award lecture will take place on Wednesday, April 16th at 8:00 a.m. in Room 20A-C of the convention center.

Steven R. Tannenbaum, Ph.D., Underwood-Prescott professor of toxicology, biological engineering division; and professor of chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the recipient of the Second Annual AACR-CICR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research. The award was established in 2007 by the AACRs Chemistry in Cancer Research Working Group, through the support of GlaxoSmithKline, and honors novel and significant chemistry research
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