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.

Keith Winfrey, 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.

Leah Fine, 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.

Barbara Gitlitz and Geoffrey Oxnard, 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.

Susan Leighton and Audra Moran, President’s Award

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

Congratulations to the finalists who have been recognized by their peers for the inspiring work they do each day – all to create a brighter future for those living with and affected by cancer.


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

Curémonos

Curémonos

Represented by Dora E. Arias,
Founder and Executive Director

Keith Winfrey, MD, MPH

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 people with cancer 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.

The Centers for Excellence Program of the GO<sub>2</sub> Foundation for Lung Cancer

The Centers for 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.

Barbara Gitlitz, MD & Geoffrey Oxnard, MD

Barbara Gitlitz, MD & Geoffrey Oxnard, MD

Keck School of Medicine of USC, Voluntary Faculty
&
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Thoracic Oncologist

ROS1ders

ROS1ders

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

Roman Yelensky

Roman Yelensky

Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer,
Gritstone