The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) confers several Annual Awards to honor distinguished individuals who have made significant contributions to patient care, the practice of clinical care and research, and the greater oncology community.
The Annual Achievement Award recognizes individuals or an organization who have made outstanding contributions, nationally and/or internationally, to cancer care and to patients with cancer.
The 2021 award recipient is Lori J. Pierce, MD, FASTRO, FASCO, a radiation oncologist, professor, and Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs at the University of Michigan. She is also director of the Michigan Radiation Oncology Quality Consortium. A national leader in breast cancer research, Dr. Pierce was previously a Senior Investigator at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health and in 1992, joined the faculty at the University of Michigan where she has focused her career primarily on the treatment of breast cancer.
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The Clinical Research Award recognizes individuals whose research has significantly and positively impacted the oncology patient, family, and/or community.
The 2021 award recipient is Richard L. Schilsky, MD, FACP, FSCT, FASCO, Professor emeritus at the University of Chicago having recently retired from his position of Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of ASCO. Dr. Schilsky is also a Past President of ASCO, having served in the role during 2008-2009, and former Board member of Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation. Before joining ASCO in 2013, Dr. Schilsky spent the majority of his career at the University of Chicago where he joined the faculty in 1984.
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The David King Community Clinical Scientist Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated leadership in the development, participation, and evaluation of clinical studies and/or are active in the development of new screening, risk assessment, treatment, or supportive care programs for cancer patients.
The 2021 award recipient is B. Lee Green, PhD, vice president of Diversity, Public Relations and Strategic Communications for Moffitt Cancer Center. He is also a professor in the Health Outcomes and Behavior Program at Moffitt. As VP for Diversity, Dr. Green is responsible for ensuring that Moffitt is responsive and actively creating a culture of diversity and inclusion as it strives to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.
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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demands on cancer programs and practices to be innovative in order to adapt and thrive are greater than ever. The 2021 ACCC Innovator Awards will recognize and support programs that have developed forward-thinking strategies to meet this new reality in cancer care delivery.
View the 2021 Innovator Award Winners
Questions? Please email Lori Gardner, Senior Director, Membership & Public Relations.