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

which has led to important contributions to the field of cancer research. Tannenbaums study of chemistry as related to cancer has advanced our knowledge of chemical carcinogenesis, the molecular epidemiology of cancer, and more recently, anti-cancer drug development and evaluation. His award lecture will be presented on Sunday, April 13th at 5:30 p.m. in Room 20A-C of the convention center.

Ellen V. Sigal, Ph.D., chairperson of Friends of Cancer Research has been named the 2nd recipient of the AACR Margaret Foti Award for Leadership and Extraordinary Achievements in Cancer Research. The award, established last year to honor Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.) for her exemplary leadership of AACR as chief executive officer, recognizes a true champion of cancer research who embodies the sustained commitment of Margaret Foti to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Award is given to an individual whose leadership and extraordinary achievements in cancer research have made a major impact in the field. Such achievements may include contributions to the acceleration of progress in cancer research; raising national or international awareness of cancer research; or in other ways demonstrating a sustained commitment to cancer research. Sigals award lecture will take place on Sunday, April 13th at 8:15 a.m. in Halls G&H of the convention center.

Lawrence A. Loeb, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pathology and biochemistry at the University of Washington in Seattle is the recipient of this years AACR Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship. Loeb is honored for his distinguished career in cancer research, as well as his work in actively promoting collaboration in cancer research between American and Japanese investigators. Supported by the Princess Takamatsu Cancer Research Fund, the lectureship was established in 2007 in honor of the late Princess Takamatsu of Japan and recognizes an individual scientist whose novel and significant work has had or may have
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