Paul F. Engstrom, MD, Acting Chairman of Medical Oncology and Senior Vice President of Extramural Research Programs at Fox Chase Cancer Center was recently honored by the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) at the organization’s 30th National Oncology Conference in Boston. Dr. Enstrom received the Association’s Annual Clinical Care Achievement Award. The Award is given to distinguished individuals who have made outstanding contributions to community cancer care and to patients with cancer.
A Career Devoted to Prevention and Early Detection
Dr. Engstrom has devoted his professional and academic career to improving cancer prevention and early detection research and service. He established the first Cancer Prevention and Control Program in an NCI-designated cancer center at Fox Chase in 1979. Twelve years later, he established a highly successful and ongoing training and career development program that has groomed national leaders in cancer prevention and control research.
Dr. Engstrom has served as an advisor on cancer prevention and screening boards for the American Cancer Society, Philadelphia Division, National American Cancer Society, American Association of Cancer Institutes, ASCO, and the NCI.
Dr. Engstrom is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Patient Guideline Committee. He is a worldwide spokesperson for the national guidelines to screen, diagnose, manage, and support cancer patients. ■