Dr. Nancy Davidson receives 2017 Women in Oncology Award

Award recognizes women who have made outstanding contributions to the lives of people with cancer

World-renowned breast cancer researcher Dr. Nancy Davidson, vice president and director of the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutch, has received the 2017 Women in Oncology Award, which is presented annually to three outstanding women in academia, industry and advocacy.

headshot of Dr. Nancy Davidson
Dr. Nancy Davidson Photo by Robert Hood / Fred Hutch News Service

Davidson, who won the award for academia, was honored this week at the second annual PRIMO Meeting in Maui, Hawaii. (PRIMO stands for Practical Recommendations in Immuno & Molecular Oncology.)

Davidson has dedicated her career to the study of cancer biology and treatment. In addition to her role at Fred Hutch, she is president and executive director of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and is head of the Division of Medical Oncology at the University of Washington. She is also president of the American Association for Cancer Research and past president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Other winners included Kathy Giusti, founder and executive chairman of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and the Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium, who was honored for advocacy; and Jill DeSimone, head of U.S. Oncology at Merck, who was honored for industry.

The Women in Oncology Award, organized by PRIMO Education and Cancer Expert Now, seeks to recognize women who have made outstanding contributions to the lives of those fighting cancer.

— Adapted from SCCA Blog

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