Charles S. Mott Prize

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The Charles S. Mott Prize was awarded annually by the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation as one of a trio of scientific prizes entirely devoted to cancer research, the other two being the Charles F. Kettering Prize and the Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. Prize. The prizes, worth US$250,000, were awarded annually between 1979 and 2005. The awards were generally considered the most prestigious in the field.[1][2]

The Mott Prize was awarded for "the most outstanding recent contribution related to the cause or prevention of cancer". In 2006, due to financial pressures on the corporation supporting the Foundation, the three awards were consolidated into a single $250,000 General Motors Cancer Research Award.[who?][citation needed]. In 2006, the first and only winner of the General Motors Cancer Research Award was Napoleone Ferrara.[3]

Since 2006 no further prizes have been awarded.



  1. ^ "Laureates: General Motors Cancer Research Awards". Cancer Research. 59 (7 Supplement): 1673s. 1 March 1999. ISSN 0008-5472. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  2. ^ "GM Cancer Previous Prize Winners". General Motors. Archived from the original on 13 March 2007. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  3. ^ Napoleone Ferrara wins 2006 GM Cancer Research Award. Cancer Biology & Therapy 5:7, 708-709, Juli 2006 Archived February 2, 2014, at the Wayback Machine PMID 17022136 doi:10.4161/cbt.5.7.3155