ASCO to recognize leaders for outstanding contributions in cancer care

May 9, 2018

ASCO to recognize leaders for outstanding contributions in cancer care

The American Society of Clinical Oncology

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO (CCF) have announced the winners of ASCO’s Special Awards and Conquer Cancer’s Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Awards to honor the many contributions of researchers, patient advocates, and global oncology leaders around the globe.

“These oncology leaders’ remarkable contributions are improving care for people with cancer on a global scale. We are delighted to honor these inspiring honorees with ASCO’s most prestigious awards for their leadership and exceptional service, and for making a difference in cancer care,” Daniel F. Hayes, MD, FACP, FASCO, immediate past president of ASCO and chair of the Special Awards Selection Committee, said in a statement.

ASCO aims to recognize their recipients, including a range of researchers, patient advocates, and global oncology leaders, with the society’s highest honors. All of the awards listed below will be presented at ASCO’s Annual Meeting, to be held June 1-5, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. 

IHPI member Lori Pierce, M.D., professor of radiation oncology, U-M Medical School was among the honorees.

Pierce, a professor with tenure of Radiation Oncology and Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs at the University of Michigan School of Medicine, will receive the Hologic, Inc Endowed Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award, recognizing her monumental strides in the field of breast cancer. Pierce’s research focuses on radiotherapy in the treatment of breast cancer with emphasis on cardiac-sparing in treatment planning, pre-clinical and clinical studies of radiation sensitizers with radiotherapy, and outcomes following radiation in women with breast cancer who carry a BRCA1/2 susceptibility gene.

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