Cantley named as 'Giant of Cancer Care' finalist
Meyer Director Lewis Cantley, Ph.D., is among an elite group of finalists who have been recognized for their achievements, talent, and the compassionate care they provide to their patients and families in OncLive's 2016 Giants of Cancer Care® recognition program. The group is being honored and celebrated as the pioneers, innovators, and future generations of leaders for their remarkable achievements in oncology research and clinical practice.
Now in its fourth year, 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.
This year’s winners will be chosen by a selection committee made up of eminent oncologists, educators, clinicians and researchers. The committee will consider each finalist’s body of work, including clinical impact, significant contributions, and overall accomplishments. The winners will be announced at the 34th Annual Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium: Innovative Cancer Therapy for Tomorrow® to be held November 9-11 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City.