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German Prize for Cancer Prevention Research

German Prize for Cancer Prevention Research

The German Prize for Cancer Prevention Research will be awarded by the German Cancer Research Center for the first time in 2021 to acknowledge outstanding achievements of scientists in the area of cancer prevention research. This highly endowed prize honors both young and established scientists for their research on the prevention or early diagnosis of cancer diseases.

The German Prize for Cancer Prevention Research consists of two awards. The first is awarded with 25,000 Euros to excellent established researchers for their outstanding contributions to cancer prevention research. The second is awarded with 5000 Euros, with the aim of fostering young talents, will be bestowed on young investigators up to 40 years of age for their current scientific work in cancer prevention research.

Selection criteria
The selection criteria consist of the scientific quality and originality of the candidates' research in the areas of primary, secondary, and tertiary cancer prevention.

The prizes will be awarded on the basis of nominations by third parties. Own nominations are not eligible. Researchers affiliated with universities and extra-university research institutes in Germany are eligible for nomination.

The following organizations may nominate candidates: German Cancer Society, German Cancer Aid, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Max Planck Society, German Medical Faculty Association, National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and Leibniz Association.

Selection procedure
The prize winners will be selected by a jury of national and international scientists, chaired by the Chairman and Scientific Director of the DKFZ Management Board. The jury's decision is final.

Both prizes are awarded by the German Cancer Research Center and were donated for this purpose by the Manfred Lautenschläger foundation. The prizes can be awarded every two years. The first award ceremony took place during the German Cancer Research Congress (2nd GCRC 18/19 October 2021) and the prizes went to Prof. Hermann Brenner from the DKFZ and to Jun.-Prof. Jakob Kather from RWTH Aachen University.

The prize money is provided to the award winners as earmarked support enabling them to continue their scientific activities.

The next call for proposals is expected in 2023.

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