Award supports innovative approaches to cancer treatment, research

Deadline to apply for Rangos Award, presented annually to Johns Hopkins students, is Dec. 31

Johns Hopkins Medicine is accepting applications for the $25,000 John G. Rangos, Sr., Award for Creativity in Cancer Discovery through the end of the day Monday.

The award, named for entrepreneur and philanthropist John G. Rangos, Sr., is presented annually to individuals with new and innovative approaches to metastatic cancer research and treatment. It was created to inspire original ideas and innovative approaches to determine why some cancers are treatable, but others are not.

Applicants must be currently enrolled full-time students and trainees at The Johns Hopkins University, including undergraduate, graduate, medical students, residents, and fellows. More information about eligibility requirements and how to apply is available at

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of faculty members from across the university, and five finalists will be announced on Feb. 28. The top five ideas will be presented and judged at a ceremony on March 29. The five finalists will receive cash awards—$25,000 for first place, $12,500 for second, $6,250 for third, $3,125 for fourth, and $1,500 for fifth.