The prestigious Pezcoller Foundation–AACR International Award for Extraordinary Achievements in Cancer Research was established in 1997 to annually recognize a scientist:
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 Pezcoller Foundation was established in 1980 by Professor Alessio Pezcoller, a dedicated Italian surgeon who made important contributions to medicine during his career and who, through his foresight, vision and generous donation of his entire property for the formation of the Foundation, was aimed to stimulat and promot biomedical research in the field of cancer.
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) was founded in 1907 by eleven physicians and scientists dedicated to the conquest of cancer and now has nearly 33,000 members in more than 97 countries who are experts in basic, clinical, and translational cancer research. The AACR is dedicated to its mission of preventing and curing cancer through the communication of important scientific results in a variety of forums including publications, meetings and training and educational programs. Because of the commitment of the Foundation and the AACR to scientific excellence in cancer research, these organizations are now collaborating annually on the presentation of this Award.
This strengthen collaborations will be a catalyst for advancements in cancer research internationally.
Pezcoller Foundation: The goal of the Foundation is to promote biomedical research in the field of cancer