New Award and Fellowship Supported by Multi-Year $1.3 Million Grant to the
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Daniel F. Hayes, MD, a University of Michigan oncologist and cancer researcher whose work in clinical and laboratory studies has advanced the management of breast cancer worldwide, was named today as the first winner of the annual Gianni Bonadonna Breast Cancer Award. Supported by a multi-year grant of more than $1.3 million from GlaxoSmithKline Oncology (GSK), the award will be presented by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and The ASCO Foundation at the Breast Cancer Symposium in San Francisco on September 7, 2007.
"GSK is honored to sponsor this award which is being presented to Dr. Daniel Hayes, a dedicated researcher who has been at the forefront of individualized breast cancer therapy," said Paolo Paoletti, MD, Senior Vice President of the Oncology Medicine Development Center at GlaxoSmithKline. "His contributions to the field of oncology have had an important impact on our knowledge about monitoring and managing the disease, and his findings have translated into real-world benefits for patients."
Dr. Hayes, who is Clinical Director of the Breast Oncology Program at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, is a widely recognized expert in breast cancer clinical research, particularly with new hormonal and chemotherapeutic treatments. He and his colleagues published the first reports on the CA15-3 blood test, currently used worldwide to evaluate breast cancer patients. Dr. Hayes' more recent research focuses on pharmacogenomics, and understanding the key role genes play in chemotherapy treatment.
The new award and an accompanying fellowship were created in honor of
one of the giants of modern-day medical oncology, Dr. Gianni Bonadonna, of
the Instituto Nazionale Tumori in Milan, Italy. Dr. Bonadonna was
responsible for ground-breaking research i
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