View recent awards received by Mass General Cancer Center thoracic oncology team members honored for their commitment to the fight against cancer.

2019

Dr. Lecia Sequist presented with the 2019 Jonathan Kraft Team Science AwardDr. Lecia Sequist presented with the 2019 Jonathan Kraft Team Science Award

Lecia Sequist, MD, MPH, awarded the 2018 Jonathan Kraft Team Science Awards during the Jonathan Kraft Symposium for their collaborative work on early detection of lung cancer. The Mass General team who won included: Lecia Sequist, MD, director of the Center for Innovation in Early Cancer Detection; Wilhelm Haas, PhD, Center for Cancer Research; and Steven Skates, PhD, Mass General Cancer Center.

2018

Dr. Piotrowska presented with the 2018 Jonathan Kraft Team Science AwardDr. Piotrowska presented with the 2018 Jonathan Kraft Team Science Award

Zofia Piotrowska, MD, awarded the 2018 Jonathan Kraft Team Science Awards during the Jonathan Kraft Symposium for her research in cancer immunotherapy. The Mass General team who won included Mark Cobbold, MRSC, PhD, Mass General Cancer Center; Aaron Hata, MD, PhD, Mass General Cancer Center; Zofia Piotrowska, MD, Mass General Cancer Center; Kerry Reynolds, MD, Hematology/Oncology Unit; and Alexandra-Chloe Villani, PhD, Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology Division.

Dr. Temel awarded the Walther Cancer Foundation Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Endowed Award and Lecture

Clinical Director Jennifer Temel, MD was recently presented with the Walther Cancer Foundation Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Endowed Award. Endowed by the Walther Cancer Foundation, this award and lecture was established to recognize a distinguished lecturer and leader with multiple, significant, and enduring contributions to palliative and supportive care in oncology through the prevention, assessment and management of cancer- and treatment-related suffering. Dr. Temel will accept her award and present a keynote lecture at the 2018 Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium taking place November 16-17, in San Diego, California. View more information. Congrats, Jennifer!

Dr. Marcoux presented with the PrIME Oncology Young Investigator Award

Nicolas Marcoux, MD, was presented with the Young Investigator Award 2018 by PrIME Oncology, recognizing his research on small cell transformation in EGFR-mutant lung cancer. Congratulations, Nick!

Dr. Lin presented with the 2018 Conquer Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award

Jessica Lin, MD, received the Conquer Cancer Foundation/American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award for her research on tumor heterogeneity of fusion oncogene-driven lung cancers. Congratulations, Jessica!

2017

Dr. Sequist awarded the Stand Up to Cancer-LUNGevity Foundation – American Lung Association Lung Cancer Interception Research AwardDr. Sequist awarded the Stand Up to Cancer-LUNGevity Foundation – American Lung Association Lung Cancer Interception Research Award

Lecia Sequist, MD was presented with the Lung Cancer Interception Research Award from the collaboration of Stand Up to Cancer, LUNGevity, and the American Lung Association. The $2 million research award focus on lung cancer interception—catching precancerous cells and blocking them from turning into cancer cells. The goal of these interdisciplinary and multi-institutional awards studies is to find noninvasive, widely available diagnostic and early detection tools that will dramatically change outcomes for people with lung cancer. View more information. Congrats, Lecia!

Dr. Piotrowska presented with the 2017 LUNGevity Career Development Award

Zofia Piotrowska, MD, was awarded LUNGevity’s annual Career Development Awards that fund critical lung cancer research projects and offer the recipients world-class mentorship by LUNGevity’s prestigious Scientific Advisory Board. View more information. Congrats, Zofia!

Dr. Temel awarded the 2017 MGH Potts Mentoring Award

Clinical Director Jennifer Temel, MD was recently awarded the 2017 John T. Potts, Jr., MD, Faculty Mentoring Award by the MGH Center for Faculty Development. Dr. Temel was selected from a group of outstanding candidates from across the MGH to receive this seventh annual award, which was created to honor Dr. Potts’ outstanding achievements in faculty mentoring and to recognize senior faculty members’ commitment in developing a culture of mentoring at MGH. Congratulations, Jennifer! View more information.

Dr. Dagogo-Jack awarded the 2017 Conquer Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award

Ibiayi Dagogo-Jack, MD, was presented with the Conquer Cancer Foundation/American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award for her research on Plasma Genotyping to Monitor Response and Resistance in ALK+ non-small cell lung cancer. Congratulations, Ibiayi!

Dr. Temel receives 2017 American Cancer Society Pathfinder Award and named 1 of 30 most influential leaders in Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Clinical Director Jennifer Temel, MD has received the 2017 American Cancer Society Pathfinder Award, which recognizes the outstanding achievements of a professional who has demonstrated remarkable innovation and ingenuity across a range of opportunities for actions that contributed to the advancement of the field of palliative care nationally and/or globally. Dr. Temel has also been named one of the 30 most influential leaders in hospice and palliative medicine by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). Dr. Temel is one of 30 physicians, nurses and researchers recognized by peers for the important role she played in advancing the medical specialty of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Congratulations, Jennifer!

Dr. Temel appointed as inaugural incumbent of the Barbara McCue Endowed Chair in Oncology and Cancer Outcomes ResearchDr. Temel appointed as inaugural incumbent of the Barbara McCue Endowed Chair in Oncology and Cancer Outcomes Research

Jennifer Temel, MD was appointed as the inaugural incumbent of the Barbara McCue Endowed Chair in Oncology and Cancer Outcomes Research during a celebration at the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation on April 26, 2017. The Barbara McCue Endowed Chair in Oncology and Cancer Outcomes Research will provide stable and flexible support to further Dr. Temel’s research, teaching, and clinical care efforts. Congratulations, Jennifer!

Dr. Temel presented with the 2017 “Award for Excellence in Scientific Research in Palliative Care” by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Jennifer Temel, MD was presented with the prestigious 2017 “Award for Excellence in Scientific Research in Palliative Care” by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) for her many contributions to the scientific research in the field of hospice and palliative care. Dr. Temel is the fourteenth awardee to be presented with this annual designation, and is recognized for her dedication and accomplishments in palliative care research. View video. Congratulations, Jennifer!

2016

Dr. Piotrowska awarded the 2016 PrIME Oncology Young Investigator Award

Zofia Piotrowska, MD, was presented with the Young Investigator Award by PrIME Oncology for her research on Hsp90 Inhibitor AUY922 in EGFR Exon 20 Insertion Mutated Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Congratulations, Zofia!

Dr. Gainor presented with the 2016 PrIME Oncology Young Investigator Award

Justin Gainor, MD, was presented with the Young Investigator Award by PrIME Oncology for his research on EGFR Mutations and ALK Rearrangements Are Associated With Low Response Rates to PD-1 Inhibitors. Congratulations, Justin!

Dr. Dagogo-Jack presented with Merit Award by the Conquer Cancer Foundation

Ibiayi Dagogo-Jack, MD, was selected for the Merit Award by the Conquer Cancer Foundation. This award recognizes her research on the topic of early-stage ALK-positive lung cancer. Her work will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. Congratulations, Ibiayi!

Dr. Temel selected as MGH Research Scholar by the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR)

Jennifer Temel, MD, was granted the MGH research scholar award, an ECOR faculty award. This program recognizes outstanding MGH research faculty pursuing research. Congratulations, Jennifer!

Dr. Piotrowska awarded the American Cancer Society-Institutional Research Grant by MGH

Zofia Piotrowska, MD, was honored with the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS IRG) by MGH. The ACS IRG grant is a competitive research award that supports promising new cancer research by junior faculty members. Congratulations, Zofia!

Dr. Jessica Lin presented with the PrIME Oncology Young Investigator Award

Jessica J. Lin, MD, was presented with the Young Investigator Award by PrIME Oncology, recognizing her research in ALK- and ROS1-rearranged lung cancers. Congratulations, Jessica!