Joanne Mortimer, M.D., named ASCO fellow, recognized for extraordinary service

March 27, 2019 | by Samantha Bonar

Joanne Mortimer Joanne Mortimer, M.D.
Joanne Mortimer, M.D., was one of just 25 oncologists nationwide named a fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology for 2019. Launched in 2007 as the ASCO Statesmen Award, the distinction recognizes ASCO members for their extraordinary volunteer service, dedication and commitment to ASCO. 
 
A vital member of the City of Hope team since 2007, Mortimer is the Baum Family Professor in Women’s Cancers, and vice chair and professor of the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutic Research.
 
Listed numerous times as one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly, Mortimer takes a special interest in examining how hormones affect normal and tumor cells. As director of the Women's Cancers Program, she brings together scientists from across disciplines who aim to prevent cancer, develop better treatments and help survivors live full, healthy lives.
 
In addition, Arti Hurria, M.D., F.A.S.C.O., who died in November 2018, was honored with a special Women Who Conquer Cancer Tribute Award. Hurria was the George Tsai Family Chair in Geriatric Oncology, director of the Center for Cancer and Aging, co-leader of the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, vice provost for clinical faculty, a professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research and a medical oncologist at City of Hope. She was a member of the ASCO board of directors and a donor and volunteer to ASCO’s Conquer Cancer Foundation. ASCO gave her the award “In recognition of Hurria’s legacy of mentorship, her indelible contributions to the field of geriatric oncology, and her passion for supporting women in cancer research.”
 
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