Otis W. Brawley
PHOENIX — The Association of Community Cancer Centers’ Board of Trustees and its membership awarded renowned researcher and cancer prevention and control champion Otis Webb Brawley, MD, MACP, one of its highest honors here at the ACCC National Oncology Conference during its opening night reception.
Brawley is chief medical and scientific officer and executive vice president of the American Cancer Society. He also is a HemOnc Today Editorial Board Member.
Thomas A. Gallo (left) and Christian G. Downs (right) present Otis W. Brawley the ACCC Achievement Award here at the ACCC National Oncology Conference in Phoenix.
Photo Credit: Joan Marie Stiglich
“He is an acknowledged global leader in the field of cancer prevention and control,” Thomas A. Gallo, MS, MDA, ACCC president, said. In his role at ACS “he is responsible for promoting the goals of cancer prevention, early detection and quality treatment through research and education. He champions efforts to decrease smoking, improve diet and provide the critical support cancer patients need.”
In his acceptance remarks, Brawley talked about mentors who “always taught us that you had to interpret the science strictly and you had to apply the science strictly.”
He said that lesson led him to “orthodoxy and conservatism when we talk about the science and its application.”
“Thank you, and it’s a privilege to [receive] this award and also a privilege to take care of patients with you,” he said.
For the past 38 years, the annual Achievement Award has been given to distinguished individuals or organizations who reflect the values of community cancer care through outstanding contributions, according to ACCC.
Gallo and Christian G. Downs, MHA, JD, ACCC executive director, presented the award. – by Joan-Marie Stiglich, ELS
ACCC Achievement Award Reception. Presented at: ACCC National Oncology Conference; Oct. 17-19, 2018; Phoenix
Disclosure: Brawley reports no relevant financial disclosures.