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AACR Team Science Award-Nominations Requested


Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Unparalleled opportunities now exist to detect, diagnose, prevent and more effectively treat cancer due to the sequencing of the human genome, progress in systems biology and the advancement of computer science and other technologies. Capitalizing on these opportunities often depends on the participation of researchers in specialties that include, but are not limited to, chemistry, physics, engineering, computational science and nanotechnology. The integration of such specialties into cancer and biomedical research form the bases of interdisciplinary scientific teams.

This award has been established by the American Association for Cancer Research and Eli Lilly and Company to acknowledge and catalyze the growing importance of interdisciplinary teams to the understanding of cancer and/or the translation of research discoveries into clinical cancer applications. Proactive interaction between academic and industry researchers is particularly crucial to continue progress and accelerate drug development.

In addition, through the presentation of this award, the AACR and Eli Lilly seek to effect change within the traditional cancer research culture by recognizing those institutions that value and foster interdisciplinary team science. These institutions will have demonstrated their support of a team science environment by creating mechanisms to enhance the required infrastructure, such as through pilot funding, technology transfer offices, shared resources, etc., and by presenting awards, honors, appointments and promotions to those who participate in interdisciplinary teams.

The AACR Team Science Award will recognize an outstanding interdisciplinary research team for its innovative and meritorious science that has advanced or likely will advance our fundamental knowledge of cancer or a team that has applied existing knowledge to advance the detection, diagnosis, prevention or treatment of cancer.

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