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Panelist: Patricia A. Ganz, M.D.
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Professor, UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Patricia A. Ganz, M.D., a medical oncologist, received her B.A. magna cum laude from Radcliffe College (Harvard University) in 1969 and her M.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1973.  She completed her training in internal medicine and hematology/oncology at UCLA Medical Center from 1973-1978, where she also served as Chief Resident in Medicine.  She has been a member of the faculty of the UCLA School of Medicine since 1978 and the UCLA School of Public Health since 1992.  Since 1993 she has been the Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.  In 1999 she was awarded an American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professorship for "Enhancing Patient Outcomes across the Cancer Control Continuum." In 2006, she was awarded funding to lead UCLA's Cancer Survivorship Center of Excellence as part of the LIVESTRONGTM Survivorship Center of Excellence Network.

Dr. Ganz is a pioneer in the assessment of quality of life in cancer patients, and is active in clinical trials research with the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP).  She has focused much of her clinical and research efforts in the areas of breast cancer and its prevention, and was a member of the NCI Progress Review Group on Breast Cancer.  At the Jonsson Cancer Center, she directs the UCLA Family Cancer Registry and Genetic Evaluation Program.  Her other major areas of research include cancer survivorship and late effects of cancer treatment, cancer in the elderly, and quality of care for cancer patients.  She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, and CA-A Journal for Clinicians.  She currently serves on the NCI Board of Scientific Advisors, as well as the Board of Directors of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

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