A new prize for early career ovarian cancer researchers has been established to honour the memory of Penny Taylor.

Ms Taylor was a respected health economist and humanitarian who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2013. She died on 27 March 2014, aged 48.

In her memory Penny's mother, Mrs Wendy Taylor, is supporting ovarian cancer research and awareness through the annual Penny Taylor Oration, which has been presented since 2016.

The Penny Taylor Prize for Research Excellence in Ovarian Cancer is a new initiative to recognise and encourage emerging Australian talent in ovarian cancer research.

The prize will be awarded to an early career researcher who, in the opinion of the selection committee, has made the most important published contribution to ovarian cancer research in Australia during the previous two calendar years (2019 and 2020 for this year's prize).

The inaugural prize will be awarded at the Penny Taylor Oration on September 23, where the winner will be invited to present a brief summary of their work.

More details about the prize, including eligibility and judging criteria, are available on the application form.

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Nominations for the prize close 4:00pm AEST, Monday, 6 September, 2021.