SABCS accepting nominations for the 2021 McGuire Award & Lectureship

Photos of Mary Claire-King and Joseph Sparano

Help build the program for #SABCS21 by submitting a nomination for the William L. McGuire Award and Lectureship.

The 44th annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium has opened the window for nominations for the William L. McGuire Award and Lectureship. This award recognizes investigators for their extraordinary and sustained achievements in translational and/or clinical research that have positively impacted our understanding of the pathogenesis and/or outcome of breast cancer patients.

Mary-Claire King, PhD of the University of Washington in Seattle was the #SABCS20 recipient. Her presentation was titled, “Inherited Breast and Ovarian Cancer and the Resolution of a Paradox.”

Nominations for the 2021 William L. McGuire Award and Lectureship must be received electronically by April 6, 5 p.m. (CST). Nominators must provide a letter describing why they are nominating the candidate along with the candidate’s curriculum vitae. All nominations must be submitted electronically to Please include McGuire Award Nomination in the subject line. The winner will be announced in May.

The McGuire Award was established in 1992 to honor William L. McGuire, MD, who co-founded SABCS in 1977 along with Charles A. Coltman, MD.

Past awardees are not eligible. A list of past winners is below.

Michael Baum, MD

Charles A. Coltman, Jr., MD

Nancy E. Davidson, MD

Mitchell Dowsett, PhD

Bernard Fisher, MD

Joe Gray, PhD

Gabriel N. Hortobagyi, MD

Kathryn Bloch Horwitz, PhD

James N. Ingle, MD

Craig Jordan, PhD, DSc

Benita S. Katzenellenbogen, PhD

Amy S. Langer, MBA

Marc Lippman, MD

Monica Morrow, MD, FACS

Larry Norton, MD

Bert O’Malley, MD

C. Kent Osborne, MD

Martine Piccart, MD, PhD

Trevor J. Powles, MD PhD

Richard J. Santen, MD

Dennis J. Slamon, MD, PhD

George W. Sledge, Jr., MD

Umberto Veronesi, MD

Eric P. Winer, MD

Norman Wolmark, MD

Sir Richard Peto, FRS

Ian E. Smith, MD, FRCP, FRCPE

Joseph Sparano, MD

Mary-Claire King, PhD

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