About the Block Lectureship

Herbert and Maxine Block Memorial Lectureship Award for Distinguished Achievement in Cancer

This prestigious award is given annually by Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. An international competition identifies an individual whose contributions to cancer research, patient care or education have received worldwide recognition.

The award has been 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. 

At this year's reception, Levi Garraway, MD, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School, and Senior Associate Member of the Broad Institute was honored with the 19th Annual Lectureship.

Congratulations to Levi Garraway, MD, PhD, on becoming the 19th recipient of the Herbert and Maxine Block Memorial Lectureship Award for Distinguished Achievement in Cancer.  
Members of the Block family pose with Dr. Levi Garraway and his family at the 19th Annual Block Memorial Lectureship Award dinner.

OSU student a capella group, Buck That, is a surprise ending to the evening

Dr. Garraway presents  An Integrative Framework for “Precision” Cancer Medicine at The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

Since the establishment of the award in 1992, the Block memorial Lectureship Award recipients include:

  • Bruce Chabner, MD
  • Kathleen M. Foley, MD
  • Samuel Broder, MD
  • Robert C. Young, MD
  • Bert Vogelstein, MD
  • Judah Folkman, MD
  • V. Craig Jordan, PhD, DSc
  • Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH
  • Richard D. Klausner, MD
  • John Potter, MD, PhD
  • Donald Coffey, PhD
  • David Botstein, PhD
  • Daniel Von Hoff, MD
  • Carlo Croce, MD
  • Larry Norton, MD
  • C. Norman Coleman, MD
  • Steven A. Rosenberg, MD, PhD
  • George Klein, MD, PHD
  • Levi Garraway, MD, PhD

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) 460 W. 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 Phone: 1-800-293-5066 | Email: jamesline@osumc.edu