E-Newsletter - August 2016

Call for Nominations: 2017 CHARLES G. MOERTEL LECTURER

The Moertel Lecture Endowment Fund was established at Mayo Clinic to honor the legacy of Charles Moertel as the founder of the North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG), one of the three legacy groups that formed the Alliance. 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 will be 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 list of previous lecturers can be found on the Alliance website under Research - Awards. The selection committee will consist of the Co-Chairs of the Alliance Community Oncology Committee and the Alliance Principal Investigator at the Mayo Clinic.

The Moertel Lecture will be presented during the 2017 Alliance Spring Group Meeting Plenary Session next May. The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 9.

Please describe the contributions of your nominee in a brief letter or e-mail and submit your nomination by e-mail to Jackie Lafky, Alliance CCP Program Manager, at lafky.jacqueline@mayo.edu.



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