ASCO honors Dr. Tracy Balboni with the 2021 Walther Cancer Foundation Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Endowed Award.
Dr. Tracy Balboni, MD, MPH, FAAHPM, was honored with the 2021 Walter Cancer Foundation Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Endowed Award. Established in 2017, this award recognizes a leader who has made a significant contribution to palliative and supportive care in oncology through the prevention, assessment and management of cancer- and treatment-related suffering.
Dr. Balboni is a Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School, Program Director of the Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, and Clinical Director of the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Supportive and Palliative Radiation Oncology Service. She is truly a leader within the field of palliative radiation oncology, establishing one of the first dedicated palliative radiation oncology services as well as serving as a mentor to countless students, residents, and junior faculty. Her research has contributed to significant knowledge within the role of spirituality in serious illness as well as advanced the field in palliative radiation treatment. Her leadership and support have inspired countless other physicians and researchers to pursue careers dedicated to palliative oncology.
SPRO would like to congratulate Dr. Balboni for this well deserved honor and her ongoing service to the SPRO executive committee.
See full coverage of the story at the ASCO Daily News here: https://dailynews.ascopubs.org/do/10.1200/ADN.21.200548/full/
See more information about the Walther Cancer Foundation Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Endowed Award and Lecture here: https://www.asco.org/special-awards/wcfa