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Jamie Von Roenn Honored as Palliative Pioneer

Jamie Von Roenn Honored as Palliative Pioneer

May 2011

Jamie H. Von Roenn, MD, has been named recipient of the 2011 ASCO-American Cancer Society Award and Lecture for her pioneering work in palliative medicine and for her substantial contributions to oncology care and cancer pain management. As a Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Co-Director of the Cancer Control Program at the Lurie Cancer Center, Dr. Von Roenn has focused her career on the integration of palliative medicine skills and principles into oncology care, and breast oncology. She also has been a leading proponent for developing palliative care training for oncologists.

The award will be bestowed at the annual ASCO meeting in Chicago in June.

"Jaime has been a remarkable advocate for the integration of palliative care into oncology practice," Judith Paice, RN, PhD, Director of the Cancer Pain Program, Research Professor of Medicine at Feinberg, and member of the Lurie Cancer Center. "She truly practices what she teaches, providing extraordinary oncology care while attending to the patient's emotional and social concerns with the greatest empathy."

(Last updated on June 21, 2013 )