The Moertel Lecture Endowment Fund was established in 1995 to honor the legacy of Charles G. Moertel, MD, as the founder of the North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG), one of the three legacy groups that formed the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology. Dr. Moertel was known for his dedication to high-quality clinical research that provided practice-changing evidence to benefit patient care in the community setting.

The Moertel Lecturer is an investigator whose research within the National Clinical Trials Network and the NCI Community Oncology Research Program has resulted in a major impact on community cancer practice. Any member of the Alliance may nominate such a lecturer. The award is presented each year during the Plenary Session of the Alliance Spring Group Meeting. The selection committee consists of the Co-Chairs of the Alliance Community Oncology Committee and the Alliance Principal Investigator at the Mayo Clinic.

The deadline for nominations for the 2025 Alliance Spring Group Meeting is Friday, September 13, 2024. Please describe the contributions of your nominee in a brief letter or e-mail and submit your nomination by e-mail to Niveditha Subbiah, Alliance CCP Program Manager at

Past Recipients
2022 - Larry Norton, MD
2020 - Heidi Nelson, MD, FACS
2019 - Joseph A. Sparano, MD, FACP
2018 - Richard A. Larson, MD
2017 - Gini F. Fleming, MD
2016 - Jan C. Buckner, MD
2015 - John C. Byrd, MD
2013 - Charles L. Loprinzi, MD
2012 - Richard M. Goldberg, MD
2010 - Lawrence H. Einhorn, MD
2009 - Stuart Grossman, MD
2008 - Rakesh K. Jain, PhD
2007 - Michael O’Connell, MD
2006 - Daniel G. Haller, MD
2005 - Ian Tannock, MD
2004 - Charles Perou, PhD
2003 - Harold P. Freeman, MD
2002 - Charles M. Balch, MD
2001 - Gabriel N. Hortobagyi, MD
2000 - Robert J. Mayer, MD
1999 - Walter J. Curran Jr, MD
1998 - Peter M. Black, MD, PhD
1997 - Jack A. Roth, MD
1996 - Donald S. Coffey, PhD
1995 - C. Kent Osborne, MD