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For Immediate Release: August 31, 2005
Charles L. Loprinzi, MD, to Receive Association of Community Cancer Centers 2005 Clinical Research Award
ROCKVILLE, Md.—Charles L. Loprinzi, MD, will receive the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) Annual Clinical Research Award for his significant clinical research activities, particularly in the area of prevention of symptoms related to cancer and cancer therapy. Dr. Loprinzi is a professor of oncology and the past chair of the Division of Medical Oncology at Mayo Clinic Rochester.
The award will be presented at ACCC’s 22nd National Oncology Economics Conference in Portland, Oregon, on Friday, September 16, 2005.
Dr. Loprinzi has served as the principal investigator of the North Central Cancer Treatment Group, Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) research base, for more than a decade. Many of his research efforts have been devoted to studies of cancer-related problems such as cancer anorexia and cachexia.
Since the late 1980s, Dr. Loprinzi and his research team have conducted a series of clinical trials on hot-flash management in patients with cancer. The results have led to an improved understanding of the potential efficacies and toxicities of several treatments. In addition to his investigatory work, Loprinzi has developed methods and tools to assist physicians in communicating prognostic information, adjuvant treatment options, and end-of-life issues clearly with their cancer patients.
Dr. Loprinzi was awarded the 2002 Susan G. Komen Brinker International Award for his clinical work in post-menopausal symptom management focusing on complementary and integrative therapies and post-menopausal symptom management among breast cancer survivors. In 2005 he received a Susan G. Komen Foundation Professor of Survivorship award.
Dr. Loprinzi has published more than 250 articles and book chapters, over 50 of which have been published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. In addition, he serves as the founding editor for the Art of Oncology section of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Among the past winners of ACCC’s prestigious Annual Clinical Research Award are Lillian M. Nail, PhD, RN, FAAN; Daniel D. Von Hoff, MD, FACP; Saul Rivkin, MD; Henry Lynch, MD; and Vincent DeVita, Jr, MD.