Oncology Luminaries Selected by Peers for Prestigious National HonorPLAINSBORO, N.J.
-- OncLive today announced the 2013 “Giants of Cancer Care,” 12 luminaries selected by oncology industry peers for their remarkable achievements in research and/or clinical practice. The inaugural Giants of Cancer Care
awards recognize and celebrate individuals who have achieved landmark success within the field of oncology.
The Giants program is presented by OncLive, the official website for Oncology & Biotech News
, Urologists in Cancer Care
, Oncology Nursing News
, and Contemporary Oncology
. Giants are organized by specialty and chosen by an exclusive advisory panel of oncology educators, clinicians and researchers.
OncLive Chairman and CEO Mike Hennessy said, “We’re proud to honor these exemplary members of the oncology profession. These ‘Giants’ have dedicated their lives to improving the quality and quantity of life for cancer patients. Our enormous gratitude is the foundation of this program.”
In evaluating criteria for selection to the inaugural class of Giants, the Advisory Panel considered “pioneers,” characterized by individuals who have amassed a large body of work and have already accomplished their most notable contributions to oncology; and separately, “innovators,” those who recently (within approximately the past 10 years) have made a significant contribution to patient care, clinical trials or translational research.
The 2013 Giants of Cancer Care
: Bernard Fisher, M.D., University of PittsburghPioneer in the biology and treatment of breast cancerGastrointestinal
: Bert Vogelstein, M.D., Johns Hopkins MedicinePioneer who discovered the molecular basis of colorectal cancerGenetics
: Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Ph.D., University of California, San FranciscoInnovator in the genetic composition and function of telomeresGenitourinary
: Lawrence H. Einhorn, M.D., Indiana UniversityPioneered a life-saving treatment for testicular cancerHead & Neck
: Everett E. Vokes, M.D., University of ChicagoInnovator of concomitant chemoradiation therapy for head and neck cancersLeukemia
: Brian J. Druker, M.D., Oregon Health & Sciences UniversityInnovator of targeted therapies for chronic myeloid leukemiaLung
: Thomas J. Lynch, Jr., M.D., Yale Cancer CenterPioneered the use of molecular testing for EGFR mutations in lung cancerLymphoma
: Vincent T. DeVita, Jr., M.D., Yale Cancer CenterInnovator of combination chemotherapy regimens for large-cell lymphomasMelanoma
: Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., National Institutes of HealthPioneered adoptive immunotherapy in melanomaMyeloma
: Robert A. Kyle, M.D., Mayo ClinicPioneer in myeloma research, treatment and educationProstate
: Charles L. Sawyers, M.D., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterInnovator of novel androgen-receptor inhibitor for treatment of advanced prostate cancerScientific Advances
: Judah Folkman, M.D., Harvard Medical School (deceased)Pioneer and Father of angiogenesis
The 2013 Giants of Cancer Care will be acknowledged at an invitation-only reception Friday, July 26 at the Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach, California. Each Giant will be individually profiled in a November 2013 special edition of OncologyLive
and prominently featured on OncLive.com.