Association of Community Cancer Centers presented its David King Community Clinical Scientist Award to Paul D. Hansen, MD, FACS.
The award — presented at the association’s National Oncology Conference in Orlando, Fla. — recognizes active community clinical research leaders. Recipients must demonstrate leadership in the development, participation and evaluation of clinical studies or be active in the development of new screening, risk assessment, treatment or supportive care programs for individuals with cancer.
Hansen is a liver and pancreas, hernia and general surgeon at Providence St. Joseph Health in Portland, Ore.
He is recognized as a leader in research on minimally invasive approaches to major pancreas and liver surgery, as well as the potential these techniques offer for reducing health care costs and improving patients’ quality of life.