Special Awards

Pediatric Oncology Award and Lecture

Leslie L. Robison, PhD
2014 Recipient
The Pediatric Oncology Award was established to honor the career and achievements of an individual who has contributed outstanding scientific work—laboratory, clinical, or epidemiologic—of major importance to the field of pediatric oncology.

Public Service Award

The Honorable John Carney (DE)
2014 Recipient
The Public Service Award recognizes an individual involved in legislative, political action, or community service activities that impact public awareness about cancer, its causes, cures, or treatment, or activities that result in additional support both legislatively and fiscally for the field of cancer research, treatment, prevention, or care.

Gianni Bonadonna Breast Cancer Award and Lecture

Aron Goldhirsch, MD
2014 Recipient
The Gianni Bonadonna Breast Cancer Award recognizes an active clinical and/or translational researcher with a distinguished record of accomplishments in advancing the field of breast cancer and with exceptional mentoring abilities. It also provides funding to a fellow in the institution of the award recipient.

Partners in Progress Award

Michael S. Katz, MBA
2014 Recipient
The Partners in Progress Award honors the accomplishments of an extraordinary patient advocate whose work and devotion have had an impact on public awareness about cancer, its causes, cures, or treatment, or activities that result in additional support, either legislatively or fiscally, for cancer research, treatment, prevention, or care.

B.J. Kennedy Award and Lecture for Scientific Excellence in Geriatric Oncology

Stuart M. Lichtman, MD, FACP
2014 Recipient
The B. J. Kennedy Award for Scientific Excellence in Geriatric Oncology honors individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership or contributed scientific work—laboratory, clinical, or epidemiologic—of major importance to the field of geriatric oncology.

David A. Karnofsky Memorial Award and Lecture

H.M. (Bob) Pinedo, MD, PhD
2014 Recipient
The David A. Karnofsky Memorial Award is presented in recognition of innovative clinical research and developments that have changed the way oncologists think about the general practice of oncology.

Science of Oncology Award and Lecture

Harald zur Hausen, MD
2014 Recipient
The Science of Oncology Award honors the contributions of innovative basic and translational scientists in cancer research.

Humanitarian Award

Surendra S. Shastri, MBBS, MD, DPh, DHA
2014 Recipient
The ASCO Humanitarian Award recognizes a cancer doctor 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.

Excellence in Teaching Award

Michael H. Levy, MD, PhD
2014 Recipient
The Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes, encourages, and rewards individuals who have had a demonstrable impact on their trainees (residents, postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows) and who have inspired and shaped the trainee’s practice of cancer medicine.

Distinguished Achievement Award

Jaime de la Garza, MD
2014 Recipient
The Distinguished Achievement Award acknowledges extraordinary broad-based leadership and/or mentorship in the field of oncology.

ASCO - American Cancer Society Award and Lecture

Graham A. Colditz, MD, DrPH
2014 Recipient
The ASCO-American Cancer Society Award honors the achievements of individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to the prevention and management of cancer.

Special Recognition Award

James O. Armitage, MD
2014 Recipient
The Special Recognition Award honors achievements of an individual whose research and innovations have had a transforming and lasting effect in areas of clinical oncology, cancer research, clinical trials, and patient advocacy activities or outstanding long-term service to ASCO and/or to clinical oncology.