Second Annual "Giants of Cancer Care" Announced

Premier Awards Program Presented by OncLive Names 2014 Cancer Care Luminaries

Plainsboro, N.J. — May 30, 2014 – OncLive today announced the 2014 Giants of Cancer Care, 16 heroes in the oncology field whose careers have been dedicated to improving or prolonging the lives of those with cancer. The second annual Giants of Cancer Care class will be honored during a special reception tonight in Chicago.

The Giants program is presented by OncLive, the official website for OncologyLive, Oncology & Biotech News, Urologists in Cancer Care, Oncology Nursing News, Oncology Business Management and Contemporary Oncology. Giants are chosen by an exclusive advisory board of oncology educators, clinicians and researchers. The Giants Advisory Board is chaired by Hope S. Rugo, M.D., professor of medicine, director of breast oncology and clinical trials education at the University of California, San Francisco. Corporate sponsors of the program include Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals.

“After 30+ years in medical publishing, it became apparent to me there was a lack of recognition for the unsung heroes in the oncology field,” said OncLive Chairman and CEO Mike Hennessy. “The Giants of Cancer Care program is our way of giving back to the oncologists that give us so much. We’re tremendously grateful to the 2014 class.”

Giants of Cancer Care are selected based on their professional achievements, specific contributions to their respective area of expertise, and the overall impact of their work as it relates to oncology as a whole.

The 2014 Giants of Cancer Care

Breast Cancer: Dennis J. Slamon, M.D., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Gastrointestinal Cancer: George D. Demetri, M.D., Ph.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Genetics: Janet Davison Rowley, M.D., University of Chicago (deceased)

Genitourinary Cancer: Philip W. Kantoff, M.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Head & Neck Cancer: Kie Kian Ang, M.D., MD Anderson Cancer Center (deceased)

Leukemia: Hagop M. Kantarjian, M.D., MD Anderson Cancer Center

Lung Cancer: Paul A. Bunn Jr., M.D., University of Colorado Cancer Center

Lymphoma: Riccardo Dalla-Favera, M.D., Columbia University Medical Center

Melanoma: Jedd D. Wolchok, M.D., Ph.D., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Myeloma: Kenneth C. Anderson, M.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Prostate Cancer: Patrick C. Walsh, M.D., Johns Hopkins University

Scientific Advances: James P. Allison, Ph.D., MD Anderson Cancer Center

Education: John R. Seffrin, Ph.D., American Cancer Society

Supportive Care: Jimmie C. Holland, M.D., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Drug Development: Howard A. Burris III, M.D., Sarah Cannon Research Institute

Outreach: Edith A. Perez, M.D., Mayo Clinic

Each Giant will be individually profiled in a special edition of OncologyLive and prominently featured on To learn more about the Giants of Cancer Care program, visit


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