The American Cancer Society honored three people affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center.
Deiry, MD, PhD, deputy director of translation research and co-leader of molecular therapeutics, received the Scientific Research Award. The award is presented each year to a person who demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in the field of basic or clinical research.
Wafik El- Deiry
El-Deiry, a HemOnc Today Editorial Board member, has made contributions in research into drug resistance and the development of effective cancer therapeutics.
Camille Ragin, PhD, associate professor in the cancer prevention and control program, received the Cancer Control Award. The award recognizes a person for nonresearch activity that has made a major or unique contribution to clinical practice, education, training or administration.
Ragin established the Cancer Prevention Project of Philadelphia, a registry that enrolls people with no known cancer diagnosis.
Howald, associate vice president of business and network development for Temple University Health System, received a volunteer achievement award. The award recognizes people who have made significant contributions to the American Cancer Society’s missions and goals.
Howald has been involved with the cancer society for 8 years, serving on the Greater Philadelphia Board of Director’s Volunteer Leadership Council.
“The American Cancer Society is proud to present Dr. El-Deiry, Dr. Ragin and Alan Howald with these awards in recognition of their outstanding achievements and contributions,” Jamie McCann, senior market manager for community engagement at the American Cancer Society, said in a press release. “Through their research, community outreach, and volunteer efforts, respectively, each of them is contributing to the society’s mission of saving lives and creating a world with less cancer.”