Congratulations to Otis Brawley, MD, our chief medical and scientific officer, who was awarded the Association of Community Cancer Centers' Achievement Award at its 35th National Oncology Conference in Phoenix last week.
“He is an acknowledged global leader in the field of cancer prevention and control,” said Thomas A. Gallo, MS, MDA, ACCC president. In his role at ACS, “he is responsible for promoting the goals of cancer prevention, early detection, and quality treatment through research and education. He champions efforts to decrease smoking, improve diet, and provide the critical support cancer patients need,” Gallo added.
In his acceptance remarks, Otis talked about mentors who “always taught us that you had to interpret the science strictly and you had to apply the science strictly.”
Since 1980, the Annual Achievement Award has been given to distinguished individuals or organizations who have reflected the values of community cancer care through their outstanding contributions.
The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) is a community of more than 24,000 multidisciplinary practitioners and 2,100 cancer programs and practices nationwide.
Founded in 1974, ACCC brings together healthcare professionals across all disciplines in oncology to promote quality cancer care. It is estimated that 65 percent of the nation's cancer patients are treated by a member of ACCC.