Commission on Cancer announces 2013–2014 cancer research paper competition for physicians in training

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) is hosting a paper competition for physicians in training to foster the importance of oncologic research in support of its mission.


Entries must adhere to the following eligibility requirements:

  • Abstracts by residents and fellows in training on topics specific to oncology and related to the mission of the CoC will be considered.
  • Abstracts that have been previously presented at a state, regional, or national meeting within the last 24 months will be considered.
  • The manuscript must have not yet been published in a peer-review journal and can only be submitted to one American College of Surgeons chapter. Original research is encouraged.

Judging criteria

Judging is based on originality, scientific merit, and clinical relevance to oncology and the mission of the Commission on Cancer.


Papers will be accepted July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014.


The national award winners will be announced August 15, 2014. The winner will receive a $1,000 honorarium and travel expenses to present his or her research to the Annual Meeting of the CoC on October 26, 2014, in San Francisco, CA. The winning entry will be considered for publication in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

The authors of the second- and third-place abstracts will receive a $500 cash award and an invitation for a poster presentation of their research during the 2014 Annual Meeting of the CoC.

For more information, contact the ACS CoC Cancer Liaison Program at or your CoC State Chair at

*See your specific state chapter announcement for eligibility details and time frames.

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