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Annual Achievement Award

headshot-Otis-Webb-Brawley-200x240Otis Webb Brawley, MD, MACP
American Cancer Society

An acknowledged global leader in the field of cancer prevention and control, Dr. Brawley promotes the goals of cancer prevention, early detection, and quality treatment through cancer research and education. As a trailblazer in the oncology space, Dr. Brawley guides efforts to enhance and focus the nation’s research program, upgrade the American Cancer Society’s advocacy capacity, and concentrate community cancer control efforts in areas where they will be most effective.



The Annual Achievement Award has been given since 1980 to distinguished individuals or organizations in a wide variety of fields, who have reflected values of community cancer care through their outstanding contributions.

The Annual Achievement Award recipient is recognized at the ACCC National Oncology Conference. The winner receives the following:

  • $1,000 cash award plus a plaque
  • Travel expenses (round-trip coach airfare, 2 nights hotel accommodations, meals, parking, mileage)
  • Conference registration fee waived

Application/Nomination Process

Applicants and nominators must complete and submit the Award Application/Nomination Form. The Award Selection Committee reviews the applicants and nominees and selects the candidate to recommend to the Board of Trustees for approval. The winner is then notified and recognized at the National Oncology Conference in the fall.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nominee MUST be able to attend and personally accept award at the National Oncology Conference.
  • Nominee MUST be a nationally recognized leader in cancer patient care.
  • Nominee will have made a national contribution in screening, prevention, and treatment; survivorship; patient advocacy; and/or laboratory science.