Dr. Frank L. Meyskens Jr. of UC Irvine will be honored by the American Association for Cancer Research for his contributions to cancer chemoprevention. Meyskens, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center director and associate vice chancellor of health sciences, will receive the association’s Prevent Cancer Foundation Award for Excellence in Cancer Prevention Research. Meyskens’ research and clinical work have led to preventions and treatments for colon, skin and other cancers. Earlier this year, he presented breakthrough findings for the treatment of colon polyps, and he received the American Society of Preventive Oncology’s Distinguished Achievement Award in 2006.