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Jamie Von Roenn receives ASCO Statesman Award

April 2009

Jamie Von Roenn, MD, Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, member of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, and Medical Director of Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Palliative Care and Home Hospice Program, was honored with the 2009 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Statesman Award.

The ASCO Statesman Award recognizes ASCO members for their extraordinary volunteer service, dedication and commitment to the Society.

Dr. Von Roenn’s longstanding interest in palliative care, end-of-life issues and the supportive care of oncology patients has led to important initiatives in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Her experience in palliative care is also an asset in her sizeable breast cancer practice. "As oncologists we should all be palliative care physicians on some level. There is a need for particular expertise when it come to managing difficult symptoms or hard to treat problems, but it should not be reserved for the specialists," she says.

(Last updated on June 21, 2013 )