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The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation Honors One of the World’s Leading Lung Cancer Oncologists with the 2017 Addario Lectureship Award
Frances A. Shepherd, MD, FRCPC honored at the 18th International Lung Cancer Congress
SAN CARLOS, Calif. (July 27, 2017) — The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) will honor Frances A. Shepherd, M.D., FRCPC, with the 2017 Addario Lectureship Award for her leadership in improving treatment options and helping people with advanced lung cancer live longer. Dr. Shepherd received her M.D. from the University of Toronto and is currently a senior staff physician at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and professor of medicine at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Shepherd will be the first woman to receive the award at the 18th International Lung Cancer Congress held July 27-29 in Huntington Beach, California.
“Dr. Shepherd is instrumental in the lives of her patients, to the physicians across the world she has mentored and the field of lung cancer research and treatment,” said Bonnie J. Addario, 13-year lung cancer survivor and founder of the ALCF. “Through her leadership, she has brought together a brilliant team of researchers committed treating lung cancer. Her team is one of the world leaders in bench to bedside research pertaining to lung cancer.”
Dr. Shepherd is an Officer of the Order of Canada. She has mentored more than 30 post-doctoral research fellows from around the world, many of whom now hold senior academic positions in their home countries. Her major career accomplishments include:
Dr. Shepherd is on the editorial board of several journals, including the Journal of Clinical Oncology. She has been lead or senior investigator in more than 100 clinical trials and authored more than 450 peer-reviewed publications. In 2005, she was the lead author of three articles published over a three-week period in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Dr. Shepherd is one of the world’s leading lung cancer clinicians and researchers, known for her leadership in developing innovative therapies for lung cancer,” said Addario. Dr. Shepherd has also established high quality lung tumor banks to support crucial trials necessary to conquer the world’s deadliest cancer. “
Past Addario Lectureship Award recipients include:
The ALCF has supported the Lung Cancer Congress for the past ten years and serves as a co-sponsor, along with the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. The annual three-day event provides physicians with practical information about the clinical implications of lung cancer screening, the latest clinical data impacting the treatment of lung cancer and novel agents and strategies that are changing the future of lung cancer therapy.
About the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation
The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) is one of the largest philanthropies (patient-founded, patient-focused, and patient-driven) devoted exclusively to eradicating Lung Cancer through research, early detection, education, and treatment. The Foundation’s goal is to work with a diverse group of physicians, organizations, industry partners, individuals, patients, survivors, and their families to identify solutions and make timely and meaningful change and turn lung cancer into a chronically managed disease by 2023. The ALCF was established on March 1, 2006 as a 501c(3) non-profit organization and has raised more than $30 million for lung cancer research and related programs. For more information about the ALCF please visitwww.lungcancerfoundation.org or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.