Update from 2008 ASCO Meeting in Chicago
Patricia Ganz, MD received the American Cancer Society Award at ASCO this year. Professor of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles and Director of Cancer Prevention and Research at Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Ganz has a long history of concern for cancer patients and their quality of life.
In the lecture that accompanied the ACS Award, Dr. Ganz discussed the importance of research that looks at quality of life and the effects of cancer treatment, both during treatment and after it. In particular she encouraged the development of survivorship care plans that improve communication among patients, their oncology care providers, and other health professionals who care for them after their cancer treatment ends. Read the rest of this entry »