Giants of Cancer Care® Program Inductees


Charles L. Loprinzi, MD

Mayo Clinic

  • Charles L. Loprinzi, MD, is the Regis Professor of Breast Cancer Research, emeritus chair of the Division of Medical Oncology, and emeritus vice chair of the Department of Oncology, Mayo Clinic.
  • Research that generated preliminary data about the benefit of minocycline for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced neuropathy so that larger studies could be planned
  • Focuses on studies of cancer-related problems such as cancer anorexia and cachexia, and the management of hot flashes among cancer survivors
  • From 2000 through 2010, served as founding editor for the “Art of Oncology” department in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, and edited two anthologies of articles from the “Art of Oncology” series (available in Kindle electronic book format)
  • Served as the principal investigator of the North Central Cancer Treatment Group, Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) research base for more than a decade
  • Recipient of numerous awards, including the Komen Foundation Brinker Award in 2002, the 2005 Komen Foundation Professor of Survivorship Award, and the 2006 Clinical Research Award from the Association of Community Cancer Centers
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