This award will recognize a scientist of international renown:
* who has made a major scientific discovery in basic or translational cancer research
* who continues to be active in cancer research and has a record of recent, noteworthy publications; and
* whose ongoing work holds promise for continued substantive contributions to progress in the field of cancer.
The Award is intended to honor an individual scientist. However, more than one scientist may be co-nominated and selected to share the Award when their investigations are closely related in subject matter and have resulted in work that is worthy of the Award.
The Award consists of an unrestricted grant of €75,000 and a commemorative plaque. The winner will also present the Fifth Annual Stanley J. Korsmeyer Lecture in Padua, Italy, just prior to the official Award ceremony in Trento, Italy, in early May 2010.
Nominations must be submitted online at https://proposalcentral.altum.com, no later than 4:00 p.m. United States Eastern Daylight Savings Time on Tuesday, September 15, 2009.