Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research

The Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research recognizes a new generation of leaders in cancer research who are making significant contributions to the understanding of cancer or are improving the treatment of the disease through basic or clinical research. The prize is intended to encourage young investigators who have a unique opportunity to help shape the future of cancer research.

2021 Call for Nominations

The prize is awarded to up to three investigators every other year. Nominees are required to be age 50 or younger on the date of the submission deadline. Recipients are selected by a panel of senior investigators from leading research institutions. The winners present their work at a scientific symposium at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Each receives a medal and they share a cash award of $150,000.

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Paul Marks Medal

Paul Marks Prize Medal

Past Paul Marks for Cancer Research Award Winners

  • 2019 Prize Winners
    The winners of the 2019 Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research are Nathanael Gray, Joshua Mendell, and Christopher Vakoc.
  • 2017 Prize Winners
    The winners of the 2017 Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research are Gad Getz, Chuan He, and Aviv Regev.
  • 2015 Prize Winners
    The winners of the 2015 Paul Marks Prize are Bradley Bernstein, Howard Chang, and Daniel Durocher.
  • 2013 Prize Winners
    Simon J. Boulton, Levi A. Garraway, and Duojia (DJ) Pan
  • 2011 Prize Winners
    Scott A. Armstrong, Kornelia Polyak, and Victor E. Velculescu
  • 2009 Prize Winners
    Arul M. Chinnaiyan, Matthew L. Meyerson, and David M. Sabatini
  • 2007 Prize Winners
    Angelika Amon, Todd R. Golub, and Gregory J. Hannon
  • 2005 Prize Winners
    Tyler Jacks, Scott Lowe, and Jeff Wrana
  • 2003 Prize Winners
    Yuan Chang, John F.X. Diffley, and Nikola Pavletich
  • 2001 Prize Winners
    Titia de Lange, Stephen J. Elledge, William G. Kaelin Jr., and Xiaodong Wang