Awards

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In 2011, the CCRA initiated a biennial recognition program consisting of three awards to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of individuals who have had a remarkable impact on cancer research and the cancer research community. CCRA is proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 awards.

In 2017, the CCRA announced a new award recognizing exceptional leadership in patient involvement in cancer research.

Dr. Michael F. Evans (St. Michael’s Hospital and University of Toronto) received the Distinguished Service to Cancer Research award on November 9 (presented by Mr. Patrick Sullivan) for his innovative contribution to promoting healthy lifestyles and communicating best evidence on topics of relevance to cancer control and other health issues. Click here to access the press release for details.

Dr. Morag Park (McGill University and Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre) received the Exceptional Leadership in Cancer Research award on November 9 (presented by Dr. Christine Williams) for her significant contribution to the Canadian cancer research community by focusing on developing young scientists and corralling support for emerging areas of cancer research. Click here to access the press release for details.

Dr. Joseph L. Pater (Queen’s University and NCIC Clinical Trials Group) received the Outstanding Achievements in Cancer Research award on November 10 (presented by Dr. Elizabeth Eisenhauer) for his advancement of evidence-based medicine and innovation in clinical trials, including patient-reported trial outcomes. Click here to access the press release for details.

Dr. Nahum Sonenberg, OC (McGill University and Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre) received the Outstanding Achievements in Cancer Research award on November 10 (presented by Dr. David Huntsman) for his seminal work demonstrating how control of translation initiation is implicated in cancer, which has had a profound and global impact on the trajectory of basic and translational research. Click here to access the press release for details.

For information about the 2013 award recipients, click here; for the 2011 award recipients, click here.