2016 Giants of Cancer Care Nominee Reception - Episode 1

Celebrating the 2016 Giants of Cancer Care Nominees

The Giants of Cancer Care recognition program honors renowned physicians and researchers who have devoted their time, talent, and resources to improving the care for patients and families who are affected by cancer. Their discoveries have propelled the field forward and established the building blocks for future advances. Recipients demonstrate the qualities that distinguish this award from others: unlimited selflessness, compassion for their patients, and a desire to understand and develop lifechanging treatments against a disease that affects so many.

A total of 46 finalists were unveiled in 10 categories—breast cancer, community outreach/education, gastrointestinal cancer, genitourinary cancer, hematologic cancer, lung cancer, melanoma, radiation oncology, scientific advances, and surgical oncology during a gala event, “An Evening Under the Stars” on June 2, 2016 in Chicago.

The finalists were chosen from nearly 200 nominations submitted by the public from November 2015 through March 2016. The Advisory Board of the Giants of Cancer Care then winnowed the field to these nominees.