The ballots are in, and 16 leading researchers whose discoveries have propelled the field of cancer treatment forward have been honored at the 2014 Giants of Cancer Care award ceremony on May 30 in Chicago.

An eminent advisory board panel voted for award recipients in 11 tumor type categories including breast cancer, lymphoma, lung cancer, melanoma, and prostate cancer, and in five specialty categories. This will mark the 2nd Annual Giants of Cancer Care awards, which honored 12 of the top pioneers and innovators in oncology in 2013.

In addition to recognizing past research, the Giants of Cancer Care awards are bestowed on recipients who are meeting new therapeutic challenges. Two recipients, Kie Kian Ang, MD, PhD, and Janet Davison Rowley, MD, are being honored posthumously for contributions to the field over the course of their careers.
Breast Cancer
Dennis J. Slamon, MD, PhD
UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Drug Development
Howard A. Burris III, MD
Sarah Cannon Research Institute
Education
John R. Seffrin, PhD
American Cancer Society
Gastrointestinal Cancer
George D. Demetri, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Cancer Center
Genetics
Janet Davison Rowley, MD (deceased 2013)
University of Chicago
Genitourinary Cancer
Philip W. Kantoff, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Cancer Center
Head & Neck Cancer
Kie Kian Ang, MD, PhD
(deceased 2013)
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Leukemia
Hagop M. Kantarjian, MD
A world leader in leukemia treatment
Lung Cancer
Paul A. Bunn Jr, MD
University of Colorado Cancer Center
Lymphoma
Riccardo Dalla-Favera, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
Melanoma
Jedd D. Wolchok, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Myeloma
Kenneth C. Anderson, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Cancer Center
Outreach
Edith A. Perez, MD
Mayo Clinic
Prostate Cancer
Patrick C. Walsh, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Scientific Advances
James P. Allison, PhD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Supportive Care
Jimmie C. Holland, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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