OncLive Honors 15 Trailblazers With Giants of Cancer Care Program

Jason Harris
Published: Tuesday, May 28, 2019
2018 Giants of Cancer Care Fifteen world-renowned leaders in hematology and oncology whose research has improved and extended the lives of millions of patients make up the 2019 class of Giants of Cancer Care® award winners. This year's recipients include physician–scientists who conducted groundbreaking clinical trials, made important discoveries in cancer genetics, and are developing cutting-edge therapeutics to provide personalized patient care.

The 2019 Giants of Cancer Care® award winners and their respective categories are:
  • Eric P. Winer, MD—Breast Cancer
  • Charles M. Perou, PhD—Cancer Diagnostics
  • Richard Pazdur, MD—Community Outreach, Education, and/or Cancer Policy
  • Alan P. Venook, MD—Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Bernard J. Escudier, MD—Genitourinary Cancer
  • Beth Y. Karlan, MD—Gynecologic Malignancies
  • Frederick R. Appelbaum, MD—Leukemia
  • David H. Johnson, MD—Lung Cancer
  • Saul A. Rosenberg, MD—Lymphoma
  • F. Stephen Hodi, MD—Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers
  • S. Vincent Rajkumar, MD—Myeloma
  • Donald P. Pinkel, MD—Pediatric Oncology
  • Henry T. Lynch, MD—Prevention/Genetics
  • Jamie H. Von Roenn, MD—Supportive, Palliative, and/or Geriatric Care
  • Susan Band Horwitz, PhD—Translational Science
The winners are scheduled to be honored at a ceremony on May 30, 2019, at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, Illinois.

The award recipients were chosen from a field of more than 600 clinicians and investigators, a record number of nominees that represents a 16% increase over 2018. This year's roster included a record-high 64 international candidates from 25 countries.

Each member of the 2019 class has been deemed by his or her peers to be a person who challenges the conventional wisdom with innovative, even revolutionary, contributions to clinical research, translational care, and/or patient care.

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