AstraZeneca Announces Winners and Recognizes Oncology Change Makers in Third Annual Cancer Community Awards
October 20, 2021 at 09:00 AM EDT
AstraZeneca, in partnership with Scientific American Custom Media, today announced the winners of the third annual Cancer Community Awards (or C2 Awards). A part of the AstraZeneca YOUR Cancer program, the C2 Awards celebrate diverse individuals and organizations creating meaningful change in the lives of people with cancer and their loved ones across five unique categories.
This year, a new Catalyst for Equity Award category was introduced to recognize those determined to overcome historical racial and ethnic disparities so that all patients who stand to benefit can have access to the latest advancements in oncology practice and quality care.
“As we commemorate 50 years since the National Cancer Act was signed and reflect upon the extraordinary progress made in treating this disease, we are inspired by this year’s winners and finalists,” said Chatrick Paul, Head of US Oncology, AstraZeneca. “Though we still have more to do toward one day eliminating cancer mortality, especially amid a pandemic that has laid bare the disparities disproportionately faced by disadvantaged communities, these unsung heroes, through their selfless dedication, demonstrate what we can accomplish as one oncology community determined to create meaningful change for people with cancer.”
“For scientific progress to be of true service to humanity, it must be accessible and available to all,” notes Jeremy Abbate, VP & Publisher of Scientific American. “We are so proud to play a role in the C2 Awards as it is a program steadfastly dedicated to rewarding those making enormous impacts on people’s health.”
More than 100 award nominations were submitted from 28 states and the District of Columbia. The winners, selected by a third-party judging panel of leaders in the cancer community, were recognized this week during a virtual ceremony. As part of their award, winners receive a $50,000 donation to give to a non-profit organization serving the cancer community.
The 2021 winners and finalists across all five award categories include the following:
The 2021 Cancer Community Awards Recipients
The C2 Catalyst for Equity award recognizes those who have worked to overcome longstanding racial and ethnic disparities in cancer care so that all patients have equitable access to quality cancer care.
The C2 Catalyst for Change award celebrates those who significantly improve access to cancer care for underserved populations.
The C2 Catalyst for Care award recognizes those who enhance the experience of care for patients during their cancer treatment.
The C2 Catalyst for Precision Medicine award honors those who improve personalized treatment for cancer patients.
The President’s Award, selected by AstraZeneca, honors those who make a tangible and inspiring difference for patients and their loved ones.
Nominations were evaluated by an esteemed panel of multidisciplinary community leaders, including Jill Kincaid, 2020 C2 Catalyst for Care Winner and Founder and CEO of Chemo Buddies; Lincoln Nadauld, MD, PhD, 2020 Catalyst for Precision Medicine Winner and Vice President and Chief of Precision Health and Academics, Intermountain Healthcare; Lynette Bonar, RN, BSN, MBA, FACHE, 2020 Catalyst for Change Winner and CEO of Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation; Richard Dean, PhD, 2020 President’s Award Winner and Volunteer with Johns Hopkins Hospital; John DiPersio, MD, PhD, Chief of the Division of Oncology and Deputy Director of the Siteman Cancer Center; Carolyn Aldige, Founder and CEO of the Prevent Cancer Foundation; Jamie Bearse, President and CEO of ZERO/The End of Prostate Cancer; Ysabel Duron, President/Executive Director of The Latino Cancer Institute; and Mitch Stoller, Chief Philanthropic Officer and VP of Development of the American Association for Cancer Research.
More details on finalists and winners can be found at YourCancer.org/c2-awards-2021.
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