6th Annual Szent-Gyorgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research Now Accepting Nominations

May 13, 2010, 13:42 ET from The National Foundation for Cancer Research

BETHESDA, Md., May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) is accepting nominations for its annual science prize in honor of co-founder, Nobel Laureate Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Ph.D.  The 6th Annual Szent-Gyorgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research includes a $25,000 honorarium awarded to a distinguished scientist whose research has made a significant contribution to advancing cancer research, specifically through basic cancer research.  

Previous winners of the Szent-Gyorgyi Prize include:  Harold F. Dvorak, M.D., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School; Webster K. Cavenee, Ph.D., Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and University of California, San Diego; Carlo M. Croce, M.D., The Ohio State University; Ronald A. DePinho, M.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School; and Peter K. Vogt, Ph.D., The Scripps Research Institute, who will chair the selection committee for 2011.

Named after Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, recipient of the 1937 Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine for his discovery of vitamin C and cell respiration, this award extends his vision that research will cure cancer and encourage scientific innovation that fosters research collaboration.  In 1973, Albert Szent-Gyorgyi and Franklin Salisbury founded the National Foundation for Cancer Research to provide scientists with the financial support they needed to pursue innovative cancer research.  

Nominations for the Prize may be submitted by any scientist, physician, business executive, member of the academic community, or institution familiar with the researcher and the accomplishments for which he or she is being nominated. Self-nominations will not be accepted.  

For additional information and to download an application, visit www.ASGPrize.org or call 1-800-321-CURE (2873).  You may also e-mail inquiries and nominations to ASGPrize@NFCR.org. Deadline September 30, 2010.  

About NFCR

Since 1973, NFCR has provided over $275 million in support of discovery-oriented cancer research focused on understanding how and why cells become cancerous, and on public education relating to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment.  NFCR's scientists are discovering cancer's molecular mysteries and translating these discoveries into therapies that hold the hope for curing cancer. NFCR is about Research for a Cure—cures for all types of cancer.  Visit www.NFCR.org.  

Silas Deane

National Foundation for Cancer Research

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