The University of Colorado Cancer Center’s director of thoracic oncology has now joined a short list of lung cancer experts honored with the “A Breath Away from the Cure” Award. The award, presented by the Lung Cancer Foundation, acknowledges individuals for excellence in oncology, coordinated treatment, care and compassion for those with lung cancer.
Ross Camidge, MD PhD, CU Cancer Center investigator and the Joyce Zeff Chair in Lung Cancer Research, received the award in San Francisco at the 11th annual “Simply the Best” Dinner and Gala in November 2016.
“Our whole clinical and research team in Colorado are committed to living up the title of this award – to work tirelessly to move us closer and closer to curing this disease,” said Camidge. “In the month of November, when many men grow beards and moustaches to support men’s cancers, it’s important that lung cancer is included in that list of cancers since lung cancer kills more men than prostate and testicular cancer combined.”