The Herbert and Maxine Block Memorial Lectureship Award

​Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute is proud to work with the Block family to recognize leadership in the field of cancer through the Herbert and Maxine Block Memorial Lectureship for Distinguished Achievement in Cancer. The lectureship supports an international competitive process which annually identifies an individual whose contributions to cancer research, patient care and/or education have received international recognition. In 2009, the monetary award was increased to $25,000, making the Block Memorial Lectureship Award one of the largest prizes awarded by an academic institution in the field of cancer.

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​At the 20th Anniversary Lecture and reception, we honored Eric S. Lander, PhD, director of The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; professor in the Department of Biology at MIT, and professor of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School.


For more information about the Herbert and Maxine Block Memorial Lectureship, please contact The James Development Office at 614-293-3752 or email

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) 300 W. 10th Ave. Columbus, OH 43210 Phone: 1-800-293-5066 | Email: