2019 Winners

We’re excited to celebrate the four changemakers helping to make a difference in the lives of people affected by cancer. Learn more about their stories.

C2 Catalyst for Change Award

C2 Catalyst for Change Award


Keith Winfrey, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer, New Orleans East Louisiana Community Health Center

Following an oath to God, Keith Winfrey brought quality healthcare and early cancer detection to one of New Orleans most underserved communities.

C2 Catalyst for Care Award

C2 Catalyst for Care Award


The Centers of Excellence program of the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer

Represented by Leah Fine, Senior Director

Most patients seek care close to home - but home can be a long way from a leading cancer center. The Centers of Excellence program of the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer is taking on geographic inequality by helping community hospitals develop world-class care.

C2 Catalyst for Precision Medicine Award

C2 Catalyst for Precision Medicine Award


Barbara Gitlitz, MD and Geoffrey Oxnard, MD

Co-Principal Investigators, The Genomics of Young Lung Cancer Study

Drs. Barbara Gitlitz and Geoffrey Oxnard found that 80% of young lung cancer patients under 40 shared a genetic mutation that was targetable with known treatments.

President’s Award

Susan Leighton Audra Moran

President’s Award


Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance’s Survivors Teaching Students®

Represented by
Susan Leighton, National Program Director
Audra Moran, President & CEO

To improve the early diagnosis of ovarian cancer, Survivors Teaching Students® uses ovarian cancer survivors to educate medical students about the disease's warning signs - before it's too late.

2019 Finalists

Although winners in the 2019 C2 Awards have been announced, all of our finalists also deserve recognition. Check out their stories below.

C2 Catalyst for Change Award

Finalists for this award bring high-quality cancer care to underserved populations. Consequently, their work drives change at the community-, neighborhood or hospital-level that results in better cancer care for more people.

Dian “CJ” Corneliussen

Dian “CJ” Corneliussen

Founder and Director Emeritus
METAvivor

Dora E. Arias

Curémonos

Represented by
Dora E. Arias
Founder and Executive Director

Keith Winfrey

Keith Winfrey, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer
New Orleans East Louisiana Community Health Center

C2 Catalyst for Care Award

This group of finalists improves the cancer-care experience for patients and their loved ones. As a result, the work of these finalists makes a patient’s experience as easy as possible during an extraordinarily difficult time.

Leah Fine

The Centers of Excellence program of the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer

Represented by
Leah Fine
Senior Director

John and Christine Lederer

John and Christine Lederer

Founders
Zaching Against Cancer Foundation

Patricia Goldsmith

Patricia Goldsmith

CEO
Cancercare

C2 Catalyst for Precision Medicine Award

A finalist for this award significantly advances precision medicine in oncology to bring new, more personalized tests or treatments to patients. As such, these finalists enhance the ability to provide the right treatment for the right patient at the right time.

Geoffrey Oxnard

Barbara Gitlitz

Keck School of Medicine of USC
Voluntary Faculty
&

Geoffrey Oxnard

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Thoracic Oncologist

Lisa Goldman

ROS1ders

Represented By
Janet Freeman-Daily, Lisa Goldman & Tori Tomalia
Cofounders

Gritstone

Roman Yelensky

Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Gritstone