THE NATIONAL Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) has announced the recipients of a series of awards honoring individuals whose contributions have fueled progress in improving and facilitating quality, effective, efficient, and accessible cancer care over the past year. They are Timothy J. Eberlein, MD; Margaret A. Tempero, MD; Richard Hoppe, MD; Michael Kolodziej, MD; and Jennifer Burns.
Outgoing Board of Directors Chair, Dr. Eberlein, of the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, was presented with a Board of Producers Award for his leadership approaches, his availability for advice, and his emphasis on fostering collaboration throughout the greater cancer care community.
Dr. Tempero, of UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, also received a Board of Producers Award, in honor of her history of contributions to NCCN. They include chairing the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology Panel for Pancreatic Cancer and helming JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network as Editor-in-Chief since 2014.
Dr. Hoppe, of Stanford Cancer Institute, received the Rodger Winn Award for expert judgment and commitment to excellence in service of the NCCN Guidelines®. Dr. Hoppe also serves as the founding Chair of the NCCN Guidelines Panel for Hodgkin Lymphoma and as a current member of two additional panels. The award is named in memory of the first leader of the NCCN Guidelines program.
Dr. Kolodziej, of ADVI Health, a Washington, D.C. health-care consulting firm, was honored as a Partner in Cancer Care for his efforts to engage policymakers, employers, payers, and others to improve the accessibility of high-quality cancer care.
Ms. Burns is a Guidelines Coordinator with NCCN’s Clinical Information Operations team. She was named the Pat Daulerio Employee of the Year Award recipient by her peers at NCCN. The award honors the memory of a longtime employee in NCCN’s Meetings Department. ■