Giants of Cancer Care® Program Inductees
2023 marks the 11th anniversary of the Giants of Cancer Care® award. Since 2013, the program has celebrated 140 oncology legends for their groundbreaking achievements in oncology research and clinical practice. Out of hundreds of nominations, 12 oncologists were selected to join the prestigious and accomplished 2023 class. Additionally, the second winner for the Michael J. Hennessy Visionary Award was also announced. This year's winners of the 2023 Giants of Cancer Care awards have made their mark with novel therapies and protocols across the spectrum of care.
2022 marks the 10th anniversary of the Giants of Cancer Care® award. We’ve had our ups and downs, but we’re still here and still honoring some of the finest minds in oncology. This year, we’re recognizing 14 oncology leaders, pioneers, and trailblazers. They are physician-scientists leading from the front, driving oncology care to levels we couldn’t have imagined even a few years ago. Let their passion, creativity, and dedication inspire the next generation of Giants. Congratulations to the 2022 class of Giants of Cancer Care®.
Carlos L. Arteaga, MD
UT Southwestern Medical Center/Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer CenterRead Full Bio
2021 marks our ninth class of Giants of Cancer Care® award winners. We could not have known way back in 2012 that this program would grow to become one of the most prestigious honors in oncology. The 14 Giants honored here have been selected by their peers for their passion, their creativity, their brilliance, and their tireless dedication to improving the lives of patients with cancer and their families. It is with great pride that we welcome them into a “medical hall of fame” that includes some of the most influential physician-researchers in medical history. Congratulations to the 2021 Giants of Cancer Care®
Nancy E. Davidson, MD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Seattle Cancer Care AllianceRead Full Bio
2020 has been an extraordinary year in so many ways, and not least among them the naming of our 15 inductees to the 2020 Giants of Cancer Care® recognition program. And, for the first time ever, women represent almost 50% of the selected inductees! All 15 individuals are being honored for their unmatched genius, their generous compassion, and the countless hours of work they have sacrificed to help their patients. As we enter our 9th year, we can proudly note that with the induction of our 2020 class, we have surpassed our 100 physician-member mark! Congratulations to the 2020 class of Giants of Cancer Care®.
Martine Piccart, MD, PhD
Jules Bordet Institute/Université Libre de BruxellesRead Full Bio
Fifteen world-renowned leaders in hematology and oncology whose research has improved and extended the lives of millions of patients make up the 2019 class of Giants of Cancer Care®. This year’s recipients include physician–scientists who have conducted groundbreaking clinical trials, made important discoveries in cancer genetics, and who are developing cutting-edge therapeutics to provide personalized patient care.
Eric P. Winer, MD
Director, Division of Breast Oncology Center, Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers, Dana-Farber Cancer InstituteRead Full Bio
The 21 inductees honored in 2018 serve as an inspiration to their students, fellows, and the next generation of oncologists, hematologists, and researchers. In the face of the human condition, they shouldered ever onward, sometimes, at great expense to their own families. Their grit, creativity, and compassion are a reminder and testimony that individual pursuits can have an impact on the collective welfare of many.
George W. Sledge Jr, MD
Professor, Medicine and Oncology, and Chief of the Division of Oncology, Stanford University Medical CenterRead Full Bio
Twelve creative and influential oncology research leaders are the inductees of the 2017 Giants of Cancer Care® awards, a unique honor that recognizes physician-scientists who have helped move cancer care forward. This year’s honorees bring the total number of luminaries who have been chosen for the awards program, now in its fifth year, to 62.
Norman Wolmark, MD
National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP)/NRG OncologyRead Full Bio
The 2016 Giants of Cancer Care® are an esteemed group of 10 innovators in oncology research and clinical practice who have made landmark contributions to the field of oncology and set the stage for future advances. Now in its fourth year, the Giants of Cancer Care® campaign celebrates the achievements of leading physicians and researchers who have devoted their time, talent and resources to improving care for patients and their families affected by cancer.
The 2015 class of Giants of Cancer Care® are a diverse group of individuals united by their passion to understand cancer and to care for the many patients that it affects. We honor their breakthroughs in research and their enduring legacies as the fight for a cure continues.
Gabriel N. Hortobagyi, MD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterRead Full Bio
The members of the 2014 Giants of Cancer Care® class are as impressive as the selection committee hoped—an assembly of 16 esteemed oncology leaders who have distinguished themselves in their respective disciplines and who now join our 2013 inaugural Giants class in receiving this honor.
It is our privilege to honor these leaders in celebrating their remarkable achievements in the oncology community that have transformed cancer from a deadly disease into a story of hope, survivorship, and ultimately cure.