Giants of Cancer Care® Program Inductees


Joyce A. O’Shaughnessy, MD

US Oncology/Texas Oncology/Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center

  • Joyce A. O’Shaughnessy, MD, is chair of Breast Cancer Research and the Celebrating Women Chair in Breast Cancer at Baylor-Sammons Cancer Center. She is chair, The US Oncology Network, and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the US Oncology Research Network.
  • Helped bring to the market capecitabine and gemcitabine, cytotoxic agents that are now among the most widely used in treating patients with breast cancer.
  • Developed the School of Breast Oncology®, now in its 14th year, and the International Congress on the Future of Breast Cancer®, entering 17th year, both CME meetings for breast cancer specialists sponsored by Physicians’ Education Resource (PER®).
  • Examined clinical trial concepts and protocols during her 2 years at the NCI’s Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP).
  • Delineated new cancer drug approval endpoints with NCI and CTEP while a special assistant to the NCI director.
  • Helped establish the NCI-FDA Fellowship Training Program.
  • Chaired the AACR Task Force on Treatment of Intraepithelial Neoplasia (IEN), which published clinical trial strategies to accelerate development of new agents for IEN.
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