Ellen L. Stovall

Ellen L. Stovall

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today announced the creation of the Ellen L. Stovall Award and Lecture for Advancement of Cancer Survivorship Care, intended to recognize and promote the work of pioneers and leaders in the growing field of survivorship. The annual award will honor Ellen’s contributions to the cancer survivorship movement and continue the legacy of her pioneering work by recognizing extraordinary individuals who have made multiple, significant, and enduring contributions to cancer survivorship care. The first award will be presented at the 2017 Cancer Survivorship Symposium, taking place January 27-28 in San Diego, California.

“Ellen Stovall was a passionate advocate for the unique needs of cancer survivors,” said ASCO Chief Medical Officer Richard L. Schilsky, MD, FASCO. “As a long-term cancer survivor herself, she understood the concerns and fears of cancer survivors, the chronic disabilities they experience and the impact of surviving cancer on a person’s ability to return to a normal, productive and satisfying life after cancer. Through her work with NCCS, Ellen worked tirelessly to draw attention to and address the medical, psychological, and societal challenges faced by cancer survivors and to ensure they have access to the support and services they need.”

“We at NCCS are deeply grateful to ASCO for creating this award in Ellen’s honor, and for convening the oncology and primary care communities to advance survivorship care,” said NCCS Chief Executive Officer Shelley Fuld Nasso. “Ellen would be pleased to see the collaboration between these two important disciplines and the focus on expanding the evidence base for survivorship care.”

Further Reading:

“ASCO Remembers Patient Advocate Ellen L. Stovall, FASCO” »

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