The Israel Cancer Association is proud to present a unique Israeli achievement: the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) chose to honor Mrs. Miri Ziv, ICA Director General, by awarding her with a distinguished prize. Furthermore, the AACR Board of Directors stated that Miri is truly a "global cancer ambassador".
The award was presented to Mrs. Miri Ziv for her lifelong contribution to the public's health and wellbeing, as well as her global achievements in furthering the fight against cancer. The award was presented to her at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting held on April 19, in Philadelphia, U.S.
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the world's oldest and largest professional association related to cancer research. Established in 1907 by 11 physicians and scientists, the AACR currently boasts 34,000 members in 90 countries. The organization focuses on all aspects of research, including basic and clinical research in the areas of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
The AACR wished to honor Mrs. Ziv for her remarkable accomplishments and noted her extraordinary activity and lifelong achievements in accelerating progress in the conquest of cancer in general, and breast cancer in particular, not only in Israel, but also all over the world, by virtue of her participation in international forums and organizations, to which she has been appointed over the years, serving on the respective executive boards.
Moreover, the AACR Board of Directors highlighted all the noteworthy initiatives that have been launched by Mrs. Ziv, to raise public awareness about cancer and cancer prevention and early detection, aimed at reducing incidence and mortality.
Under her stewardship, the Israel Cancer Association leads activity on all fronts, spanning the full spectrum of cancer research, prevention, early detection, and enhancement of treatment modalities and rehabilitation for patients and survivors. All these activities have saved countless lives over the years.
The AACR Board of Directors concluded as follows: "Because of all of the above and more, the AACR feels that your stellar contributions to the field are highly deserving of recognition by the cancer research community. Therefore, the AACR Board of Directors wishes to honor you for your accomplishments and lifelong, passionate commitment to the conquest of cancer with the 2015 AACR Award for Distinguished Public Service and Global Impact in Cancer Advocacy."