|[February 18, 2014]
OncLive Announces 2014 Giants of Cancer Care Nominations Now Open
PLAINSBORO, N.J. --(Business Wire)--
Giants of Cancer Care, presented by OncLive, is now accepting
nominations for the 2014 awards program. This will mark the second
annual Giants of Cancer Care awards, which last year honored 12
of the top pioneers and innovators in oncology.
Nominations are free and can be submitted via the Giants of Cancer
Care's website: giants.onclive.com.
The deadline for nominations is April 1, 2014.
The Giants of Cancer Care initiative recognizes and celebrates
individuals who have achieved landmark success within the field of
oncology. This program is presented by OncLive, home of Oncology &
Biotech News, OncologyLive, and Urologists in Cancer Care,
Oncology Nursing News, and Contemporary Oncology.
Giants will be named in 11 'tumor type' categories including breast
cancer, lung cancer, melanoma and prostate cancer, as well as five
The tumor type categories include:
Head and Neck Cancer
The specialty areas include:
Community Outreach: Awarded to a person
who donates his or her time and resources to improe the community in
which he or she serves as it relates to improving or prolonging the
lives of those with cancer
Drug Development: Awarded to an
oncologist who has successfully paved the way for new, impactful
medication to reach the patient population
Education: Awarded to an oncologist who
champions the education of others in the field
Scientific Advances: Awarded to an
oncologist who has successfully leveraged technology to advance cancer
Supportive Care: Awarded to an oncologist
who excels in providing supportive care and demonstrates innovation in
relieving patient pain and discomfort
for a full list of categories.
"To say their work is an uphill battle is an understatement, yet I
frequently meet oncologists whose drive and grace working in the field
are unparalleled," said Michael J. Hennessy, OncLive Chairman and CEO.
"I am devoted to advancing this cause as a result of my immense passion
and respect for these physicians."
The Giants of Cancer Care program is judged by a 29-member
Advisory Panel of eminent oncologists and leaders in the field, who
consider a nominee's body of work, including clinical impacts,
significant contributions and overall accomplishments. The Advisory
Panel is chaired by Dr. Hope Rugo, a medical oncologist and hematologist
specializing in breast cancer research and treatment. Currently, Dr.
Rugo serves as the Director of the Breast Oncology and Clinical Trials
Program at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The 2014 Giants of Cancer Care program winners will be announced
in May 2014 and recognized in OncologyLive.
To learn more about the Giants of Cancer Care and to view the
2013 class of Giants, visit giants.onclive.com.
OncLive.com is the official information hub for Intellisphere's Oncology
Specialty Group, which publishes OncologyLive, Oncology & Biotech
News, Oncology Nursing News, Urologists in Cancer Care, and Contemporary
Oncology, and presents the Giants of Cancer Care program. The
mission of OncLive® and its family of publications is
to provide oncology professionals with the resources and information
they need to provide the best care for their patients. The Oncology
Specialty Group is a division of Intellisphere, LLC, and a leading
provider of healthcare publishing, research, and education. To learn
more, please visit www.OncLive.com.
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