Endowed professor honored for volunteer efforts
Howard Ozer, the Eileen Lindsay Heidrick Professor of Oncology, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
The title is awarded annually to ASCO members who have shown extraordinary dedication to providing volunteer services that benefit cancer patients, advance of the field of cancer care and support the society’s philanthropic arm, the Conquer Cancer Foundation. An induction ceremony will take place June 3 during the opening session of ASCO’s annual conference.
Thirty-one individuals received the designation this year. Ozer, who is a member of the University of Illinois Cancer Center, specializes in the research and treatment of blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma. His research focuses on biological therapies for cancer.
“In my 37 years in oncology and hematology, I’ve been able to witness and participate in clinical trials that cure and ameliorate many different kinds of tumors, and save many patients’ lives,” Ozer said. “To be recognized in this fashion by the American Society of Clinical Oncology whose membership was responsible for so many of these advances is truly an honor.”
Ozer is grateful to his patients and colleagues for their support.