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.
Oncology Luminaries Selected by Peers for Prestigious National Honor
PLAINSBORO, 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, OncologyLive, 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.Breast: Bernard Fisher, M.D., University of Pittsburgh
Pioneer in the biology and treatment of breast cancer
Gastrointestinal: Bert Vogelstein, M.D., Johns Hopkins Medicine
Pioneer who discovered the molecular basis of colorectal cancer
Genetics: Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
Innovator in the genetic composition and function of telomeres
Genitourinary: Lawrence H. Einhorn, M.D., Indiana University
Pioneered a life-saving treatment for testicular cancer
Head & Neck: Everett E. Vokes, M.D., University of Chicago
Innovator of concomitant chemoradiation therapy for head and neck cancers
Leukemia: Brian J. Druker, M.D., Oregon Health & Sciences University
Innovator of targeted therapies for chronic myeloid leukemia
Lung: Thomas J. Lynch, Jr., M.D., Yale Cancer Center
Pioneered the use of molecular testing for EGFR mutations in lung cancer
Lymphoma: Vincent T. DeVita, Jr., M.D., Yale Cancer Center
Innovator of combination chemotherapy regimens for large-cell lymphomas
Melanoma: Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., National Institutes of Health
Pioneered adoptive immunotherapy in melanoma
Myeloma: Robert A. Kyle, M.D., Mayo Clinic
Pioneer in myeloma research, treatment and education
Prostate: Charles L. Sawyers, M.D., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Innovator of novel androgen-receptor inhibitor for treatment of advanced prostate cancer
Scientific 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.