Anees Chagpar, MD, MBA, MPH, FACS, FRCS(C), Professor of Surgery (Oncology) and a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program at Yale Cancer Center was named a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (FASCO). The FASCO distinction honors members of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) for their extraordinary volunteer service, commitment, and dedication to the organization. Chagpar was one of 34 recipients nationwide to earn the FASCO designation this year.
“The recipients of this year’s Special Awards have made exceptional contributions to the oncology community,” said Monica Bertagnolli, MD, FACS, FASCO, Past President of ASCO and Chair of the Joint Special Awards Selection Committee in an online announcement. “It is our honor to recognize their commitment to transforming cancer care and improving quality of life for people living with cancer.”
ASCO represents nearly 45,000 oncology professionals who care for people living with cancer. Through research, education, and promotion of the highest-quality patient care, ASCO works to conquer cancer and create a world where cancer is prevented or cured, and every survivor is healthy. It is supported by its affiliate organization, the Conquer Cancer Foundation.
This year’s Fellows of ASCO will be officially conferred the FASCO status at the 2021 annual meeting held June 4-8.