ABC Award

The ABC Award is aimed at recognising a researcher, physician, nurse or patient advocate who has made an outstanding and impacting contribution in the field of advanced breast cancer throughout his/her career.

  The first ABC Award - in recognition of his work on discovering fundamental, clinically-relevant biological and molecular mechanisms for metastases including site specificity, latency, self-seeding and the role of the microenvironment in colonization and drug resistance - was assigned to Joan Massagué.
   The second ABC Award - in recognition for his work on metastatic breast cancer, especially improving the management of metastatic cancer to bone, resulting in preservation and improvement in quality of life of patients worldwide - was assigned to Robert E. Coleman.

For the third ABC Award, nominations will be assessed.

Nomination process:

• The nominee must not have already received the ABC Award;
• The award recipient will be chosen on the basis of his/her accomplishment. No bearing will be given to his/her race, gender, nationality, religious or political views
• Nominees may not nominate themselves.
• If any of the members of the ABC Scientific Committee is nominated, he/she will excuse him/herself from all the nomination discussion, selection and approval.
• The final selection will be made by the ABC4 Scientific Committee.

The deadline for nominations has passed (31 May 2017).

The recipient will receive an award certificate and will be invited to make a presentation during ABC4.