The ESMO Breast Cancer Award was established in 2019 to acknowledge distinguished experts who have devoted a major part of their career and made a special contribution to the discovery and development of education, research and clinical practice in the breast cancer field.
The ESMO Breast Cancer Award is presented at the annual ESMO Breast Cancer Congress and the Award recipient is invited to give a keynote lecture during the Opening Ceremony.
ESMO Breast Cancer Award 2021 recipient
Andrew Tutt, Head of Division for Breast Cancer Research & Director of the Breast Cancer Now Toby Robins Research Centre, The Institute of Cancer Research in London, UK and Director, Breast Cancer Now Research Unit, Cancer Centre, Guy's Hospital, Kings College London in London, UK, received the Breast Cancer Award 2021 in recognition of his exceptional contribution to developing our understanding of breast cancer.
I am absolutely delighted to accept this award from ESMO which I believe recognises the work of many collaborators in trying to translate laboratory science to therapy change in the clinic, and improve outcomes for our patients with hereditary breast cancer.
Previous recipients of the ESMO Breast Cancer Award
- Sherene Loi (2020)
- Jonas Bergh (2019)
Nomination and selection process
The recipient is nominated by the ESMO Breast Cancer Congress Scientific Committee based on the following eligibility criteria.
The candidate must:
- have made a special contribution to breast cancer research, education and clinical practice
- be an individual (institutions and organisations are not eligible)
- be an oncology professional, medical or clinical oncologist or researcher
- be an ESMO member
The candidate must not:
- be a current member of the ESMO Executive Board, the ESMO Council or the ESMO Nomination Committee, nor have served on these committees within the last two years
- be a past recipient of the ESMO Breast Cancer Award
Chairs of the current Scientific Committee may not be nominated. Members of the Scientific Committee are eligible however they may not nominate themselves. More than one nomination is allowed.
All nominations are evaluated and a final awardee is selected by the Selection Committee: the Scientific Committee Co-Chairs of the ESMO Breast Cancer Congress, the ESMO Nomination Committee Chair and the ESMO President.