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Clinical Research Award

headshot-Ethan-Basch-200x240Ethan Basch, MD, MSc
Director, Cancer Outcomes Research Program, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center; Professor, Hematology and Oncology; Associate Editor, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Hear firsthand from Dr. Basch about the importance of collecting patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in routine practice to enhance clinical care. Learn about the significant findings his research has revealed, including potential survival advantages for patients.

begin-quoteI am a medical oncologist and health services researcher focused on developing methods to bring the patient perspective into cancer clinical research and routine care delivery. For over a decade, my group has developed and implemented patient-reported outcome (PRO) tools in these contexts, and worked closely with public and private agencies to effect policy changes based on our findings. My goal in these efforts is to foster inclusion of PROs in product development and FDA labels. Without such information, we cannot adequately understand people’s experiences during treatment, or make informed treatment decisions. It is my hope that bringing the patient voice into clinical research and care delivery processes will lead to safer drug development, improved quality of care, enhanced patient-clinician communication, and better patient experiences with disease and treatment.

The Clinical Research Award recognizes individuals whose research has significantly and positively impacted the oncology patient, family, and/or community.

Selection Process

The Award Selection Committee reviews the applicants and nominees and selects the candidate to recommend to the Board of Trustees for approval. The winner is then notified and recognized at the 36th National Oncology Conference in the fall.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nominee MUST be able to attend and personally accept award at the National Oncology Conference.
  • Nominee must have proven to be a leader in clinical trials for the development, participation, and evaluation of studies (for example, research including screening and treatment, risk assessment, treatment, supportive care).
  • Nominee has developed new screening, risk assessment, treatment, or supportive care programs for cancer patients.

Award Winner Recognition

The Clinical Research Award recipient is recognized on stage at the ACCC National Oncology Conference in the fall. The winner receives the following:

  • $1,000 cash award plus a plaque
  • Travel expenses (round-trip coach airfare, 2 nights hotel accommodations, meals, parking, mileage)
  • Conference registration fee waived
  • Featured in press release to local and national outlets
  • Acknowledgment through the ACCC website, electronic communications, and social media platforms

Questions? Please email Betsy Spruill, Leadership Relations Manager, ACCC, or call 301.984.9496, ext. 206.

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