Given at the annual NCI Intramural Retreat, this prize honors the commitment of women in cancer research. It is given in tribute to Dr. Franklin, an accomplished chemist and X-ray crystallographer who played a critical role in the discovery of the DNA double helix structure.
2017 - Silvia Franceschi, International Agency for Research on Cancer, “The unequal burden of cancer attributable to infections across the world”
2016 - Kornelia Polyak, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, "2016 Rosalind Franklin Award Recipient"
2015 - Lisa M. Coussens, Oregon Health and Science University, "13th Rosalind E. Franklin Award for Women in Science"
2014 - Valerie Beral, University of Oxford, "Rosalind Franklin and Cancer in Women"
2012 - Titia de Lange, The Rockefeller University, "How Telomeres Solve the End-Protection Problem"
2011 - Kathryn Bloch Horwitz, University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus, "Origin of Luminal vs. Basal Breast Cancer Subtypes: Control by Steroid Hormones and Notch Signaling"
2010 - Leslie Bernstein, City of Hope National Medical Center, "Reducing Breast Cancer Risk Through Biology, Epidemiology, and Serendipity"
2009 - Carol Prives, Columbia University, "New Insights into p53 and Mdm2"
2008 - Nancy Davidson, Johns Hopkins University, "Epigenetics and Breast Cancer"
2007 - Alice Whittemore, Stanford University, "Preventing Deaths from Breast and Ovarian Cancer"
2006 - Joan A. Steitz, Yale University, "More Surprises of snRNPs"
2005 - Joan S. Brugge, Harvard Medical School, "Probing Mechanisms of Breast Epithelial Oncogenesis in a 3D Culture Model"
2004 - Janet Rowley, University of Chicago, "Analysis of Gene Expression in Leukemia in the 21st Century"
2003 - Margaret Spitz, MD Anderson, "An Approach to Studying Genetic Susceptibility of Lung Cancer"
2002 - Maxine Singer, Carnegie Institute, no title