This award was created in honor of Joseph V. Simone, MD, FASCO, to recognize an extraordinary individual who has made multiple, significant, and enduring contributions to the quality and safety of cancer care.

Dr. Simone is a visionary leader who contributed to the development of curative treatments for childhood leukemia and lymphoma, and was instrumental in the creation of ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®), among other career accomplishments.

Watch Dr. Simone discuss safety and quality in cancer care.

The award consists of an honorarium, a commemorative plaque, and complimentary registration and travel support to the recipient to attend the ASCO Quality Care Symposium. The recipient also delivers a lecture at the ASCO Quality Care Symposium.

  • Must be an ASCO member
  • Made multiple, significant, and enduring contributions to the quality and safety of cancer care
  • Demonstrated involvement with and contributions to innovative care models
  • Held leadership positions, within ASCO and elsewhere
  • An accomplished lecturer

The nominees are selected by the ASCO Quality Care Symposium Planning Committee, with input from ASCO Quality of Care Committee. The ASCO Special Awards Selection Committee will select the award recipient and then present them to the ASCO Board of Directors for final approval.

Please send all inquiries about this award to Special Awards.

2019 Recipient
Joseph O. Jacobson, MD, MSc, FASCO

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"Precision medicine has begun to transform the lives of many patients with cancer, but its application in clinical practice is enormously complex. ASCO hopes to contribute to and advance the field by providing oncologists with the training, tools, and data they need."
Richard L. Schilsky, MD, FACP, FASCO
ASCO Chief Medical Officer