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City of Hope Recognizes Two Professors for Oncology Advances


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EACH YEAR, City of Hope recognizes several oncologists for their research contributions. Recently, City of Hope named Alexandra Levine, MD, MACP, and Dan Raz, MD, MAS, as award winners.

Margaret L. Kripke Legend Award

DR. LEVINE, Professor in the Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation at City of Hope, received the Margaret L. Kripke Legend Award for Promotion of Women in Cancer Medicine and Cancer Science. Dr. Levine’s research specializes in AIDS-related malignancies and Hodgkin lymphoma. She has also served on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and the National Cancer Institute’s Board of Scientific Counselors.

Alexandra Levine, MD, MACP

Alexandra Levine, MD, MACP

Established in 2008, the Kripke Award recognizes a person who has made significant contributions in advancing and promoting women in cancer medicine and cancer science. The award is named after Margaret L. Kripke, PhD, Professor Emerita at MD Anderson, for her advocacy for and promotion of women in academic medicine and science. Dr. Kripke, a distinguished scientist, achieved many firsts for women at MD Anderson, culminating in her promotion to Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer.

GLCC Journalism Award

DR. RAZ, Co-Director of City of Hope’s Lung Cancer and Thoracic Oncology Program and Assistant Professor in the Division of Thoracic Surgery, received the Global Lung Cancer Coalition (GLCC) Journalism Award in the special recognition category. His research emphasizes improving platinum sensitivity in lung cancer, studying barriers to cancer screening, and identifying new therapies for resistant lung cancers.

Dan Raz, MD, MAS

Dan Raz, MD, MAS

The coalition celebrates advances made over the entire year on behalf of patients with lung cancer worldwide. The GLCC is a coalition of 37 member organizations from 27 countries and promotes worldwide understanding of the burden of lung cancer and the right of patients to effective early detection, better treatment, and supportive care, with a commitment to improving disease outcomes for all. Each year, it commemorates Lung Cancer Awareness Month by recognizing outstanding journalistic efforts and presenting Journalism Awards to individuals who have made a significant contribution to advancing awareness in the United States and globally.


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