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For Immediate Release: March 1, 2007
Association of Community Cancer Centers to Honor Delaware Oncologist Stephen S. Grubbs, MD
ROCKVILLE, Md.–Stephen S. Grubbs, MD, will be honored with the Association of Community Cancer Centers’ annual David King Community Clinical Scientist Award. Dr Grubbs has been a practicing medical oncologist in Newark, Del., for more than 20 years and is medical oncology section chief at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, Christiana Care Health Systems, in Newark, Del. He is also a clinical assistant professor of medicine of the Thomas Jefferson Medical School faculty.
Dr. Grubbs will be honored at ACCC’s 33rd Annual National Meeting on Thursday, March 29, 2007, in Baltimore, Md. The David King Community Clinical Scientist Award recognizes active community clinical research leaders. Award winners have demonstrated leadership in the development, participation, and evaluation of clinical studies and/or are active in the development of new screening, risk assessment, treatment, or supportive care programs for cancer patients.
Dr. Grubbs serves as principal investigator of the Delaware Christiana Care Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP). He is also a member of the board and Executive Committee of the Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) cooperative research group. In addition, he serves on the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Clinical Trials Committee, is colorectal cancer screening chair of the State of Delaware Cancer Consortium, and serves on the National Cancer Institute Clinical Trial Advisory Committee.
ACCC’s prestigious award is named after David K. King, MD, FACP, who passed away after a brief battle with cancer. Dr. King had a long and colorful history with the Association of Community Cancer Centers, serving in many capacities—President, Chair of ACCC’s Annual Presidents’ Retreat, and Co-Chair of ACCC’s reimbursement committee, just to name a few. Dr. King spent his entire life caring for individuals with cancer and advocating for access to quality care, while also championing the Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) and the value of clinical research in the community setting. Award winners become lifetime members of the ACCC National Academy of Community Oncology Scientists, which will serve as a valuable resource to ACCC, the National Cancer Institute, pharmaceutical companies, and other organizations involved in community cancer research.