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distinguished researcher award

In its inaugural year, 2022, the Distinguished Researcher Award was established to recognize the contributions of an oncology professional who has made outstanding contributions to research that has enhanced the science and practice of oncology as well as significantly and positively impacted oncology patients, caregivers, and/or community.

The award is presented during the MSCO Annual Meeting, and the recipient is highlighted in the MSCO newsletter, on the MSCO website, and in other meeting publications. The recipient is invited to deliver a brief presentation review of their research during the MSCO Annual Meeting.

The award consists of a commemorative plaque and attendance at the Annual Meeting in the year the award is conferred.

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Submit a Nomination

MSCO members are encouraged to submit their nominations via written nomination letter to be presented to the Awards Committee.


The physician nominee must demonstrate the following:

  • Is known for their major contributions to scientific research in the field of oncology in Massachusetts
  • Have a record of publications and oral presentations of research materials
  • Evidence that the scientist's research has advanced the delivery of quality cancer care
  • Evidence that the scientist's research has provided a foundation for research by others
  • Evidence of documented contributions to the cancer community-at-large

Award nominations are accepted on a continuing basis throughout the year. Nominations received after August 31 of each year will not be considered for that year's award; they will be rolled over for consideration the following year. 

Click link below to submit your nomination or email msco@mms.org.

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