The Bernard and Francine Dorval Prize is given to an early career investigator whose outstanding contributions to basic biomedical research have the potential to lead, or have already led to improved understanding of cancer treatments and/or cures. It honours Bernard and Francine Dorval, whose longstanding support of the Society has helped to raise more than two million dollars in support of Society-funded research, policy work and programs.
The recipient of this award will be an investigator permanently residing in Canada who began their independent research career within the previous 10 years (i.e. after December 31, 2007). Unless the nominator makes a case for exception, the start of the independent career will be defined as the date that the candidate was first appointed as an independent scientist or faculty member.