NCCN gives the Rodger Winn Award to a panel member who embodies Rodger’s enthusiasm, love of life, and dedication to the NCCN Guidelines program. He was a role model and trailblazer.
—Joan McClure, MS
At the 20th Annual Conference of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) held in March 2015 in Hollywood, Florida, NCCN presented Daniel G. Coit, MD, with the Rodger Winn Award. The award, named for NCCN’s “founding father” of the Guidelines Program and the first Editor-in-Chief of the group’s journal, JNCCN, is presented annually to a member of a guidelines panel.
Dr. Coit is Chair of the NCCN Guidelines Panel on Melanoma. He is also a surgical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Dr. Coit’s primary area of clinical and research interest is melanoma. He introduced lymph node mapping and sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma and other selected skin cancers in 1991.
Rodger Winn Award
“Rodger [Winn] was a medical oncologist who had the idea that cancer guidelines could be constructed as process maps that allowed a user to “follow the finger” across the clinical decision-making pathway from diagnosis through palliation,” said Joan McClure, MS, Senior Vice President of Clinical Information and Publications for NCCN, in a recently published tribute.1
“NCCN gives the Rodger Winn Award to a panel member who embodies Rodger’s enthusiasm, love of life, and dedication to the NCCN Guidelines program. He was a role model and trailblazer,” Ms. McClure said.
Dr. Winn died on April 4, 2007, of complications from esophageal cancer. ■
1. McClure J: NCCN: Touched by cancer. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 13:380, 2015.