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Clinical Research Award

headshot-Patricia-Ganz-200x240Patricia A. Ganz, MD
UCLA School of Medicine

A pioneer in the assessment of the quality of life in cancer patients and survivors, Dr. Ganz is active in clinical trials research focusing much of her efforts in the areas of breast cancer and its prevention. In 1997, she established the UCLA Family Cancer Registry and Genetic Evaluation Program, which serves patients, survivors, and those at high risk for familial and hereditary cancer. Dr. Ganz is a recipient of the Susan G. Komen Foundation Professor of Survivorship Award and has been directing the UCLA – LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center of Excellence at Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center since 2006.



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

Application/Nomination Process

Applicants and nominators must complete and submit the Award Application/Nomination Form. 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 National Oncology Conference in the fall. The nomination process for 2019 will open in the spring. 

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.