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03.04.2014 | 2014 Special Awards Honor Professional Achievements, Outstanding Service
12 Mar 2014 1:04 PM Online Exclusives

ASCO confers Special Awards to recognize researchers, physicians, patient advocates, and leaders of the global oncology community who, through their work in clinical oncology, cancer research, or public and government advocacy, have made significant contributions to the field of cancer care. 

Among this year's awardees are a researcher and Nobel Prize winner credited with discovering the important role that human papillomavirus plays in cervical cancer and a world-class physician-scientist renowned for his work on translational research and for his excellent patient care.

Most of the awards and the Fellows of the American Society of Clinical Oncology distinction will be presented at the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting taking place in Chicago, May 30–June 3, at McCormick Place. The full list of the 2014 Special Awards Honorees can be seen in the following link: 

One of the physicians honored is: 

Distinguished Achievement Award: Jaime de la Garza, MD

To be presented at the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting at a private function.

Dr. de la Garza is the Executive Secretary of the Science Advisory Council for the President of the Mexican Republic and a clinical research investigator at the Instituto Nacional de Cancerología, Tlalpan, Mexico. He is a founding member of the Latin American and Caribbean Society of Medical Oncology (SLACOM) and the Mexican Oncology Board, for which he also served as President. He was the first ASCO member from Latin America.

Created in 2009, the Distinguished Achievement Award recognizes leadership or mentorship by a scientist, practitioner or researcher in any subspecialty of oncology that has benefited ASCO members and/or their patients.

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