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 trophy and a personal $10,000 cash prize by the Gray and Potter Families.
The winner of the inaugural Basser Global Prize in 2013 was 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.
ALL MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MAY 15, 2014
Completed nomination forms must be printed and include original signatures of both the Nominee and Institutional Official. Complete packages including nomination form, nominee’s CV and nominating letter from the Institutional Official can be sent to:
Susan Domchek, MD
Basser Research Center for BRCA
Abramson Cancer Center-University of Pennsylvania
3rd Floor, West Pavilion/Breast Center
3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104