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To honor an outstanding researcher whose scientific achievements have expanded our understanding of cancer and cancer causation; whose vision has moved cancer research in new directions; and whose discoveries have resulted in notable advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. The Prize also promotes public awareness of the importance of basic cancer research and encourages the sustained investment needed to accelerate the translation of these research discoveries into new cancer treatments. Candidates will be reviewed and evaluated based on the following criteria: 1. Seminal discovery or a body of work that has resulted in, or led toward, notable contributions to cancer prevention, diagnosis, or treatment; and 2. The discovery has had a lasting impact on the cancer field with a high direct impact of saving people’s lives