MRS Awards and Honours

The MRS recognizes excellence in the field of metastasis through several awards and honours
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The Paget-Ewing Award

The Paget-Ewing Award is named after Sir Stephen Paget and Dr. James Ewing, pioneers in metastasis research in the late 19th and early 20th centuries who proposed the two major theories to explain the organ selectivity of metastasis. The Paget-Ewing Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Metastasis Research Society and honors a person’s scientific excellence and substantial contributions to the understanding and/or control of cancer metastasis. Service to the MRS, or to the field in general, is not a primary criterion for the award. The award is open to all members of the metastasis research community. Current members of the MRS board are not eligible.

Recipients of The Paget-Ewing Award

2020 – Zena Werb

MRS Paget-Ewing Awardee

2018 – Richard Hynes

MRS Paget-Ewing Awardee

2012 – Joan Massagué

MRS Paget-Ewing Awardee

2010 – David Cheresh

MRS Paget-Ewing Awardee

2008 – Danny Welch

MRS Paget-Ewing Awardee

2006 – Lynn Matrisian

MRS Paget-Ewing Awardee

2004 – Avraham Raz

MRS Paget-Ewing Awardee

2002 – Lance Liotta

MRS Paget-Ewing Awardee

2000 – Isaiah Fidler

MRS Paget-Ewing Awardee

1998 – Garth Nicolson

MRS Paget-Ewing Awardee

1994 – Everett Sugerbaker

MRS Paget-Ewing Awardee

1992 – Gabriel Gasic

MRS Paget-Ewing Awardee

1990 – Irving Zeidman

MRS Paget-Ewing Awardee

The Fidler Innovation Award

The I.J. “Josh” Fidler Innovation in Metastasis Research Award acknowledges the special contributions of Dr. Fidler, who developed new models, shifted the manner in which metastasis is studied in experimental settings, contributed to our fundamental understanding of tumor progression and heterogeneity and translated laboratory findings into the clinical management of metastatic disease. The award is given to an investigator who has made innovative contributions to metastasis research, thereby influencing the direction — either technically or conceptually — of this area of research. The award is open to all members of the research community. Current members of the MRS board are not eligible.

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Recipients of the Fidler Innovation Award

2020 – John Condeelis

MRS Fidler Innovation Awardee

2018 – Christoph Klein

MRS Fidler Innovation Awardee

2016 – Dihua Yu

MRS Fidler Innovation Awardee

2014 – Yibin Kang

MRS Fidler Innovation Awardee

2012 – David Lyden

MRS Fidler Innovation Awardee

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The Kurt Hellmann Award for the translation of metastasis research into clinical practice.

The renowned clinical pharmacologist Kurt Hellmann (1922-2013) was one of the founding fathers of the Metastasis Research Society and an early pioneer in the translation of basic metastasis research findings into clinical application. The Kurt Hellmann Award Lecture was established in 2014 and honors his outstanding contribution to the field. The award is given to an investigator who has contributed significantly to the translation of metastasis research into clinical practice. The award, sponsored by Novartis, is open to all members of the research community. Current members of the MRS board are not eligible.

Recipients of the Kurt Hellman Award

2018 – Lieping Chen

MRS Kurt Hellman Awardee

2016 – Patricia Steeg

MRS Kurt Hellman Awardee

2014 – Sue Eccles

MRS Kurt Hellman Awardee

The Sue Eccles Early Career Investigator Award

The MRS board of directors established an Early Career Investigator Award in 2016 in honor of Dr. Sue Eccles, one of our most accomplished investigators and original supporter of the MRS. This award honors excellent metastasis research performed by members of the MRS who are in their first faculty (any track) position after postdoctoral training (i.e. Assistant Professor, Instructor), before promotion to the next level (i.e. Associate Professor or equivalent), and who have established their own independent research group. Self-nomination is possible. Current members of the MRS board are not eligible.

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Recipients of The Sue Eccles Early Career Investigator Award

2020 – Li Ma

MRS Sue Eccles Early Career Investigator Awardee

2018 – Xiang Zhang

MRS Sue Eccles Early Career Investigator Awardee

2016 – Jing Yang

MRS Sue Eccles Early Career Investigator Awardee

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The Women in Science Achievement Award

“For exceptional demonstrable contribution to scientific discovery in the field of metastasis research.”

The MRS Women in Science Achievement Award recognises the achievements of exceptional female scientists at any stage of their careers.

Recipients of the Women in Science Achievement Award

2020 – Lilliana Ossowski

MRS Women in Science Achievement Awardee