Frontiers in Oncology Seminars
Cancer and Aging: Implications for Cancer Survivors
January 18, 2022
Dr. Patricia A. Ganz, a medical oncologist, has been a member of the faculty of the UCLA School of Medicine since 1978 and the UCLA School of Public Health since 1992. Since 1993 she has been the Associate Director for Population Science at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Ganz was elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 2007, now National Academy of Medicine (NAM). She served on the National Cancer Institute Board of Scientific Advisors from 2002-2007 and on the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Board of Directors from 2003-2006. She received the American Cancer Society Medal of Honor in 2010. Her research program has been funded by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) since 2001 and she has been a member of the BCRF Scientific Advisory Board since 2012. In 2005, she received the Jill Rose Award from the BCRF. Dr. Ganz is a pioneer in the assessment of quality of life in cancer patients, and has focused much of her clinical and research efforts in the areas of breast cancer and its prevention. At the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, she leads Cancer Control and Survivorship Program. Her major areas of research include cancer survivorship and the late effects of cancer treatment, measurement of patient reported outcomes in clinical treatment trials, and quality of care for cancer patients.