The American Cancer Society recently recognized City of Hope’s Alexandra M. Levine, M.D., M.A.C.P., chief medical officer, with a leadership award for scientific excellence.
Levine received the American Cancer Society Distinction & Hope Award during the organization’s “Puttin’ on the Ritz – Steppin’ Out to Find a Cure” gala in Pasadena, Calif., on July 24.
Distinction & Hope Award honorees are individuals who have demonstrated significant leadership in their field and, in some cases, have had a direct relationship with the American Cancer Society.
Other honorees included Los Angeles Councilman Juventino Gomez for leadership in community and civic engagement, and Judge Lance Ito and his wife Margaret York for public service and philanthropy.
Levine is internationally recognized for her investigations into lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and blood and immune cancers associated with HIV/AIDS. She has received continuous grant funding as a principal investigator from the National Institutes of Health since 1982.