SAKK/Astellas GU-Oncology Award

To further preclinical and clinical oncology research in Switzerland, SAKK and Astellas have joined forces in the form of the Swiss GU-Oncology Award. A researcher will be awarded as representative of a research group or project for an outstanding scientific and/or clinical achievement as documented by a scientific publication (published paper or accepted manuscript in a peer-reviewed journal).

The focus of the SAKK / Astellas GU-Oncology Award lies on potential tangible improvements for patient management and outcomes in the treatment of genitourinary cancers. The award is endowed with CHF 30’000.- and should encourage the continuation of research activities, hence the awarded sum is to be used for ongoing and future research within the respective research group or project.


The most recent SAKK/Astellas GU Oncology Award was awarded in 2018. The next call for proposals is scheduled for spring 2019.