ASCO Vice President Dr. Jamie H. Roenn Honored as 2019 Giant in Cancer Care

Apr 25, 2019

ASCO vice president of Education, Science, and Professional Development Jamie H. Von Roenn, MD, FASCO, is among 15 respected health care professionals selected as inductees of the OncLive® 2019 Giants of Cancer Care® recognition program. The program celebrates the achievements of leading researchers and educators whose discoveries have helped propel the field of oncology and established the building blocks for future advances. Dr. Von Roenn is being honored for her work in the field of palliative care.

“We are looking forward to honoring each of these outstanding individuals at this year’s Giants of Cancer Care celebration,” said Michael J. Hennessy Jr., president of MJH Associates, parent company of OncLive. “Each inductee has worked hard to propel the field of oncology forward through groundbreaking and innovative contributions in cancer treatment, diagnosis, and research.”

This year’s Giants of Cancer Care inductees are:

  • Breast Cancer: Dr. Eric P. Winer, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School
  • Cancer Diagnostics: Dr. Charles M. Perou, University of North Carolina School of Medicine/Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Community Outreach, Education, and/or Cancer Policy: Dr. Richard Pazdur, U.SFood and Drug Administration
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer: Dr. Alan P. Venook, University of California, San Francisco/Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Genitourinary Cancer: Dr. Bernard J. Escudier, Institute Gustave Roussy, Paris, France
  • Gynecologic Malignancies: Dr. Beth Y. Karlan, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles)
  • Leukemia:  Dr. Frederick R. Appelbaum, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/University of Washington
  • Lung Cancer: Dr. David H. Johnson, The University of Texas Southwest Medical Center
  • Lymphoma:  Dr. Saul A. Rosenberg, Stanford University
  • Melanoma & Other Skin Cancers: Dr. F. Stephen Hodi, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Myeloma: Dr. S. Vincent Rajkumar, Mayo Clinic
  • Pediatric Oncology:  Dr. Donald Pinkel, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Prevention/Genetics:  Dr. Henry T. Lynch, Creighton University
  • Supportive, Palliative, and/or Geriatric Care:  Dr. Jamie H. Von Roenn, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Translational Science: Dr. Susan B. Horwitz, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Learn more about the OncLive Giants of Cancer Care recognition program.

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