Mar 12, 2014
ASCO confers Special Awards to recognize researchers, physicians, patient advocates, and leaders of the global oncology community who, through their work in clinical oncology, cancer research, or public and government advocacy, have made significant contributions to the field of cancer care.
Among this year's awardees are a researcher and Nobel Prize winner credited with discovering the important role that human papillomavirus plays in cervical cancer and a world-class physician-scientist renowned for his work on translational research and for his excellent patient care.
"The recipients of this year's awards are striving to connect science and society, leading a global approach to the treatment and quality of life for people living with cancer," said Sandra M. Swain, MD, FACP, Immediate Past President of ASCO and Chair of the Special Awards Selection Committee. "It is our honor to bestow these awards upon them."
Most of the awards and the Fellows of the American Society of Clinical Oncology distinction will be presented at the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting taking place in Chicago, May 30–June 3, at McCormick Place. The 2014 Special Awards Honorees are:
David A. Karnofsky Memorial Award and Lecture: H.M. (Bob) Pinedo, MD, PhD
First presented in 1970, the David A. Karnofsky Memorial Award and Lecture honors Dr. Karnofsky by recognizing an oncologist who has made outstanding contributions to cancer research, diagnosis, and/or treatment.
Science of Oncology Award and Lecture: Harald zur Hausen, MD
Created in 2005, the Science of Oncology Award and Lecture is presented annually in recognition of a recipient's outstanding contributions to basic or translational research in cancer.
ASCO–American Cancer Society Award and Lecture: Graham A. Colditz, MD, DrPH
First presented in 1993, the ASCO-ACS Award and Lecture recognizes significant contributions to cancer prevention and control research or practice.
B. J. Kennedy Award and Lecture for Scientific Excellence in Geriatric Oncology: Stuart M. Lichtman, MD, FACP
Created in 2007 in honor of B.J. Kennedy, MD, this award and lectureship recognizes an ASCO member who has made outstanding contributions to the research, diagnosis and treatment of cancer in elderly patients, and in bringing an understanding of geriatric oncology to fellows and junior faculty.
Pediatric Oncology Award and Lecture: Leslie L. Robison, PhD
First presented in 2002, the Pediatric Oncology Award recognizes the career and achievements of an individual who has contributed outstanding scientific work—laboratory, clinical, or epidemiologic—of major importance to the field of pediatric oncology.
Gianni Bonadonna Breast Cancer Award and Lecture: Aron Goldhirsch, MD
First presented in 2007 and named in honor of cancer research pioneer Dr. Gianni Bonadonna, this award recognizes an active clinical and/or translational researcher with a distinguished record of accomplishments in advancing the field of breast cancer and with exceptional mentoring abilities.
Distinguished Achievement Award: Jaime de la Garza, MD
Created in 2009, the Distinguished Achievement Award recognizes leadership or mentorship by a scientist, practitioner or researcher in any subspecialty of oncology that has benefited ASCO members and/or their patients.
Special Recognition Award: James O. Armitage, MD, FASCO
Created in 1992, the Special Recognition Award honors achievements of an individual whose research and innovations have had a transforming and lasting effect in areas of clinical oncology, cancer research, clinical trials, and patient advocacy activities or outstanding long-term service to ASCO and/or to clinical oncology.
|Excellence in Teaching Award: Michael H. Levy, MD, PhD|
Presented at the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting during the Training Program Directors' Special Session, Friday, May 30, 4:00 PM
Dr. Levy is Professor and Vice-Chair of the Department of Medical Oncology at the Fox Chase Cancer Center, Medical Director of Payer Relations at Fox Chase, and a Professor of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. He developed the Lippincott Family Hospice Program, the Pain and Palliative Care Program, and the Medical Ethics Committee at Fox Chase, serving as Director of the former programs and Chair of the latter. Dr. Levy is the first recipient of this new Special Award.
New in 2014, the Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes an ASCO member who has had a demonstrable impact on their trainees and who have inspired and shaped the trainee's practice of cancer medicine.
Humanitarian Award: Surendra S. Shastri, MBBS, MD, DPh, DHA
First presented in 2011, the Humanitarian Award recognizes an oncologist who personifies ASCO's mission and values by going above and beyond the call of duty in providing outstanding patient care through innovative means or exceptional service or leadership in the USA or abroad.
Partners in Progress Award: Michael S. Katz, MBA
First awarded in 2003, the Partners in Progress Award recognizes a person involved in patient advocacy activities that impact public awareness about cancer, its causes, cures, or treatment, or activities that result in additional support either legislatively or fiscally for cancer research, treatment, prevention or care.
Public Service Award: Congressman John Carney
First presented in 1992, the Public Service Award recognizes a person involved in legislative, political action, or community service activities that impact public awareness about cancer, its causes, cures, or treatment, or activities that result in additional support either legislatively or fiscally for the field of cancer research, treatment, prevention, or care.
Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Presented at the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting during the Opening Session, Saturday, May 31, 9:30 AM
The Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (FASCO) distinction recognizes ASCO members for their extraordinary volunteer service, dedication, and commitment to ASCO. The 2014 recipients of this distinction are:
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|Jonathan S. Berek, MD, MMS||Dean E. Brenner, MD||Gary I. Cohen, MD||Leon H. Dragon, MD, FACP|| ||Lee M. Ellis, MD||Daniel F. Hayes, MD|
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|Michael P. Kosty, MD, FACP||Neal J. Meropol, MD||Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH||Julie M. Vose, MD, MBA|| ||Peter Paul Yu, MD|| ||Robin T. Zon, MD, FACP|