Second Annual Joseph C. Simone Award and Lecture Highlighted in Journal of Oncology Practice

June 14, 2017

The Quality Care Symposium’s (QCS) second annual Joseph C. Simone Award and Lecture is highlighted in a new Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP) article. The Award and Lecture honors an extraordinary individual who has made multiple significant contributions to the quality and safety of cancer care.

This year’s award was given to George P. Browman MD,CM, MSc, FRCPC, FASCO. Dr. Browman was the Founding Director of Cancer Care Ontario’s Program in Evidence-based Care (PEBC) from 1998 to 2004.

His lecture presented how the PEBC program leveraged its evidence-based cancer guidelines mandate to change culture through clinical engagement. This cultural transformation along with managerial and policy changes effectively created a system-wide transformation for improved quality.

The Award is named after Dr. Simone, a pioneer in cancer quality policy, education, measurement, and improvement. During his career, Dr. Simone has made significant contributions to the development of curative treatments for childhood leukemia and lymphoma, and he was instrumental in the creation of ASCO's Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®).

Read the full JOP article.