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ACCC Presents 2021 Annual Awards for Significant Contributions to Oncology Care


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The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) presented its 2021 Annual Awards at the its 38th National Oncology Conference, held virtually on November 9–10. The awards honor individuals who have made significant contributions to patient care, the practice of clinical care and research, and the greater oncology community.

ACCC Award Recipients

Lori J. Pierce, MD, FASTRO, FASCO, received the Annual Achievement Award, which recognizes individuals or an organization who have made outstanding contributions, nationally and internationally, to cancer care and to patients with cancer.

Lori J. Pierce, MD, FASTRO, FASCO

Lori J. Pierce, MD, FASTRO, FASCO

Dr. Pierce is 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.

Richard L. Schilsky, MD, FACP, FSCT, FASCO, is the recipient of the Clinical Research Award, given to individuals whose research has significantly and positively impacted the oncology patient, family, and community.

Richard L. Schilsky, MD, FACP, FSCT, FASCO

Richard L. Schilsky, MD, FACP, FSCT, FASCO

Dr. Schilsky is Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago, having recently retired from his position of Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of ASCO. Dr. Schilsky is also Past President of ASCO, having served in the role during 2008–2009, and a former board member of Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation.

B. Lee Green, PhD, is this year’s recipient of The David King Community Clinical Scientist Award, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated leadership in the development, participation, and evaluation of clinical studies and are active in the development of new screening, risk assessment, treatment, or supportive care programs for patients with cancer.

B. Lee Green, PhD

B. Lee Green, PhD

Dr. Green currently serves as Vice President of Diversity, Public Relations, and Strategic Communications for Moffitt Cancer Center. He is also Professor in the Health Outcomes and Behavior Program at Moffitt. 


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