2020 ACCC David King Community Clinical Scientist Award
The David King Community Clinical Scientist Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated leadership in the development, participation, and evaluation of clinical studies and/or are active in the development of new screening, risk assessment, treatment, or supportive care programs for cancer patients.
The 2020 award recipient is Worta McCaskill-Stevens, MD, MS, Medical Oncologist, and Chief, Community Oncology and Prevention Trials Research Group. Dr. McCaskill-Stevens’ accomplishments are far-reaching and include a focus on cancer disparities; management of comorbidities within clinical trials; and molecular research to identify individuals who will benefit most from cancer prevention interventions. Her work in breast cancer research is notable.
Dr. McCaskill-Stevens served as program director for the Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene (STAR) and assumed responsibilities for breast cancer prevention with NCI’s Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP). She is also a member of NCI’s Breast Cancer Steering Committee. Dr. McCaskill-Stevens is also a recognized leader in furthering the advancement of minority investigators in cancer research.
“Dr. McCaskill-Stevens’ effective leadership has created community and academic partnerships, expanded types and numbers of trials available in communities across the United States, incorporated disparities research and bio-banking to advance precision medicine. Patients will forever benefit from her work.” - Dr. Randall A. Oyer, ACCC 2020-21 President
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