Every year, the Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research honors an outstanding scientist who has made a seminal discovery or pioneering body of work that has contributed to cancer prevention, diagnosis, or treatment with a lasting impact on understanding cancer, holding the promise of improving or saving the lives of cancer patients. Read more about the Szent-Györgyi Prize  >>

2021 Ceremony Details:


The 2020 prize recipient is Susan Band Horwitz, Ph.D. for unlocking workings of cancer drugs of natural product origin.

The 2021 prize recipients are Tak W. Mak, Ph.D. and Mark M. Davis, Ph.D. for their breakthrough discoveries of the structure of T-cell receptor (TCR) and pioneering research in deciphering the mechanisms of T-cell recognition and development.


The 2020 and 2021 Szent-Györgyi Prize will both be awarded on Saturday, October 30, 2021


The National Press Club 529 14th Street, NW Washington, DC 20045

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Interested in Sponsoring this Event?

Demonstrate commitment to cancer research while also receiving recognition as a supporter of one of the leading international prizes in cancer research. Additionally, attend and be recognized at a premier annual event in Washington, D.C., and engage outstanding cancer scientists and research-physicians, pharmaceutical and biotechnology business leaders and cancer survivors.

For more information about sponsorship of the 2021 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research and its award ceremony, please contact NFCR Senior Director for Corporate Engagement Bradley Gillenwater—by e-mail at bgillenwater@nfcr.org or by phone at 301-961-9161.