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The ASCO Humanitarian Award

Honoring Doctors Who Make a World of Difference in Cancer Care

The ASCO Humanitarian Award recognizes a cancer doctor, called an oncologist, who personifies ASCO's mission and values by going above and beyond the call of duty in providing outstanding patient care through innovative means or exceptional service or leadership in the United States or abroad. It is presented to an ASCO member who distinguishes himself/herself through voluntary and non-compensated humanitarian endeavors.

First presented in 2011, the ASCO Humanitarian Award recognizes oncologists who are also humanitarians and go above and beyond the call of duty in providing outstanding patient care through innovative means or exceptional service or leadership in the U.S. or abroad. It is presented to an individual who distinguish himself/herself through voluntary and non-compensated humanitarian endeavors. Past recipients include Mark Kris, MD; Edith Mitchell, MD; and, Bella Kaufman, MD.

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