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2024 Recipient

photo of Salma Kaochar, PhD, MFA

Salma Kaochar, PhD, MFA
Assistant Professor, Hematology and Oncology Section, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center

Read the article:

The Prostate Cancer Androgen Receptor Cistrome in African American Men Associates with Upregulation of Lipid Metabolism and Immune Response
Cancer Research
August 2022.

The Cancer Research Early Career Award

The Cancer Research Early Career Award recognizes outstanding early career investigators who have authored peer-reviewed, original articles published in Cancer Research that have made a significant impact in one or more of the fields represented by the Journal.

Award Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be the first or corresponding author of an article published in Cancer Research in 2023 or 2024.
  • Applicants must hold an appointment as Assistant Professor or equivalent, and their Cancer Research article must be published within 12 years of receiving their PhD/MD.
  • Applicants for last year's award may reapply, provided they still meet the above criteria.

Award Nominations:

Nominations by a mentor, senior investigator, or institutional official (for example, department chair, dean, provost, or president) will be accepted until Friday, January 10, 2025. To nominate an individual for an Early Career Award, please submit the following to [email protected]:

  • The title and author list, DOI, or PMID of the article published in Cancer Research
  • Name, position, institution, professional address, phone, and email of the candidate
  • Name, position, institution, professional address, phone, and email of the nominator
  • Letter of nomination (up to 2 pages or 1500 words)
  • The candidate’s curriculum vitae

Award Recipient Selection:

A committee of scientists named by the Cancer Research Editor-in-Chief will select the Award winner each year. The Award winner will be selected based on the committee’s evaluation of their published article (originality; scientific impact; overall significance as measured by citations and other publication metrics over a one-year period prior to Award consideration), curriculum vitae, and nomination letter. The awardee will be notified by Friday, January 31, 2025.

The Award:

The Award recipient will be invited to the Journals Reception and the President’s Reception that take place during the AACR Annual Meeting. A cash prize of $1,500 and a certificate will be given to the awardee.


For questions, please e-mail [email protected].


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