To further enhance the Basser Center's mission, the Basser Global Prize was established by Shari Basser Potter and Leonard Potter to honor a visionary scientist who has conceptually advanced BRCA1/2 related research that has led to improvements in clinical care. The prize will be considered for a broad range of basic, translational and clinical BRCA1/2 cancer researchers worldwide. Outstanding candidates will be those whose research has produced seminal advances in the field and who continue to drive BRCA1/2 related research towards the ultimate goal of mitigating the adverse impact of deleterious BRCA1/2 and related mutations.
The Basser Global Prize provides $200,000 in unrestricted support of the awardee's innovative BRCA1/2 related research efforts. The Awardee will give the Keynote address at the annual Basser Research Center for BRCA Symposium the following year, at which time they will be awarded the Basser Medal and a personal $10,000 cash prize by the Gray and Potter Families.
The winner of the inaugural Basser Global Prize is Professor Alan Ashworth, FRS, from the Institute for Cancer Research (ICR) in the UK. Professor Ashworth's laboratory focuses on using genetic principles to understand cancer biology and then uses this information to change the way patients are treated. For example, using genetic principles Professor Ashworth's lab has developed a novel therapeutic strategy for cancer treatment using PARP inhibitors.
Nominees are not restricted to any geographic area or type of institution. The appropriate Institutional Official (e.g. Chancellor, Dean or Provost) must nominate applicants. Self-nominations will not be accepted.
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