first Israeli to win top prize from AACR
TAU scientist first Israeli to win top prize from AACR
Prof. Yosef Shiloh received the prestigious Clowes Memorial Award from the American Association for Cancer Research.
Prof. Yosef Shiloh of Tel Aviv University Sackler Medical School has become the first Israeli researcher ever to receive the prestigious Clowes Memorial Award from the American Association for Cancer Research, it was announced on Sunday.
The AACR is regarded as the world’s largest and most important organization in the field.
AACR was founded in 1907 by a group of 11 physicians and scientists interested in research, to further the investigation and spread knowledge of cancer.
Today it targets the prevention and cure of cancer by promoting research, education, communication, and collaboration.
The Clowes Memorial Award was established by the Eli Lilly and Company in 1961 to honor Dr. G.H.A. Clowes, a founding member of the AACR and a research director of the pharmaceutical company. The Clowes Award, which comes with a $10,000 prize, recognizes an individual with outstanding recent accomplishments in basic cancer research.