• Awards to be granted and administered by the St. Baldrick’s Foundation
  • One award to a U.S. or Canadian researcher, to be presented at an ASPHO meeting
  • One award to an international researcher, to be presented at a SIOP meeting
  • Awards are $250,000/year for 3 years to support innovative childhood cancer research
  • Donations in memory of Dr. Arceci help support the awards

This award reflects Dr. Robert J. Arceci’s values, which include:

Thinking outside the box – risk-taking – true innovation

Collaboration – including international participation

Development of early- to mid-career scientists

2020 Keydates & Timeline

International Award:

  • Nominations open Fri., May 1, 2020
  • Nominations due by Fri., May 29, 2020
  • Candidates for consideration chosen and notified by Mon., June 22, 2020
  • Nominee requirements due by Fri., July 10, 2020
  • Award recipient notified by Mon., August 31, 2020
  • Award announced at SIOP meeting, Oct. 14-17, 2020

2020 Nomination Guidelines

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Congratulations to Dr Anne Rios for winning the 2019 International Award!

Oncode Investigator Anne Rios of the Princess Máxima Center received the St. Baldrick’s Robert J. Arceci Innovation Award at the annual SIOP congress in Lyon, France. This is the first time the award has gone to the Netherlands. Read more

Past Winners

2018 – Dr Laura Broutier (France)

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation for childhood cancers congratulates the winner of the 2018 Robert J. Arceci Innovation Award: Dr. Laura Broutier from Lyon, France. After a period of research at Cambridge University, Dr. Broutier’s work at the Cancer Research Center in Lyon now focuses on using “organoids” – or so-called “mini-organs” – to better understand the biological underpinnings of cancer. Read more

2017 – Dr Franck Bourdeaut (France) & Prof. Dr Jan-Henning Klusmann (Germany)

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation for childhood cancers congratulates the two winners of the Robert J. Arceci Innovation Award: Dr. Franck Bourdeaut from the Curie Institute in Paris, and Prof. Dr. Jan-Henning Klusmann from the Hannover Medical School. Read more

2016 – Dr Sam Behjati (UK)

Dr Sam Behjati, Research Fellow in Medical Sciences (Corpus Christi College Cambridge, UK), has become the first recipient of the International Robert J. Arceci Innovation Award for his work helping children with cancer.

Make a donation

To make a donation in memory of Bob and support this award, please give online or send a check (“Arceci Hero Fund” in the memo line) to:

Becky Chapman Weaver, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, 1333 S. Mayflower Ave., Ste. 400, Monrovia, CA 91016.


For information on nomination criteria and the process, please email Becky Chapman Weaver.