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American Society of Preventive Oncology Names Distinguished Achievement Award in Honor of Joseph F. Fraumeni, Jr.

Joseph F. Fraumeni, Jr., M.D., former Director of DCEG

Joseph Fraumeni

Joseph F. Fraumeni, Jr., M.D., former Director of DCEG, has been honored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO), whose Executive Committee unanimously voted to rename its Distinguished Career Achievement Award as the ASPO Joseph F. Fraumeni, Jr., Distinguished Achievement Award. This award celebrates and acknowledges public health scientists who have made significant contributions to cancer research and prevention.

For 40 years, ASPO has dedicated its energy to accelerating progress towards cancer prevention and control. It has fostered the continuing development of investigators and other professionals involved in cancer prevention and control, and the exchange and translation of scientific information to reduce cancer burden. Dr. Fraumeni’s long and distinguished career and his central role in shaping the field of cancer epidemiology exemplify the mission of ASPO.

The inaugural presentation of the ASPO Joseph F. Fraumeni, Jr., Distinguished Achievement Award will take place on March 13, 2016, at the 40th anniversary ASPO meeting in Columbus, Ohio.