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IMAGE: Tony Hunter (pictured), who holds an American Cancer Society Professorship at the Salk Institute, has received the 2018 Pezcoller-AACR International Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Cancer Research, one of the… view more 

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LA JOLLA — (March 23, 2018) Professor Tony Hunter, who holds an American Cancer Society Professorship at the Salk Institute, has received the 2018 Pezcoller-AACR International Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Cancer Research, one of the most prestigious honors in the field of cancer research. The prize recognizes a scientist of international renown who has made a major scientific discovery in basic cancer research or who has made significant contributions to translational cancer research.

The €75,000 prize will be awarded at a ceremony to be held at the Teatro Sociale in Trento, Italy, on May 19, 2018. The prize lecture will be given at the AACR Annual Meeting in Chicago on April 15.

“Salk’s long-running focus on defeating cancer has resulted in extraordinary discoveries that have led to life-changing, indeed, life-saving treatments,” says Rusty Gage, Salk’s Interim President. “As one of the great luminaries in the field, Tony has helped to pioneer our unique approach and lead the way in this critical area.

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