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SIOG 2017 Calabresi Award recipient

SIOG 2017 Calabresi Award recipient

Arti Hurria
City of Hope National Medical Center, Cancer and Aging Program, Duarte (CA), USA

Dr. Arti Hurria is a geriatrician and oncologist and is Vice Provost of Clinical Faculty and Director of the Cancer and Aging Research Program at City of Hope.

The overall goal of Dr. Hurria’s research program is to improve the care of older adults with cancer. Under Dr. Hurria’s leadership, the Cancer and Aging Research Program has developed and executed over 24 geriatric oncology protocols, enrolling over 3200 participants on studies focused on cancer and aging.

Dr. Hurria is principal investigator on 6 NIH-funded grants and has received research support from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, UniHealth Foundation, and Hearst Foundation. Dr. Hurria leads national and international efforts to improve the care of older adults with cancer.

She served on the Institute of Medicine, Committee on “Improving the Quality of Cancer Care: Addressing the Challenges in an Aging Population.” Dr. Hurria serves as the Editor-in-Chief Emeritus for the Journal of Geriatric Oncology (Editor-in-Chief, 2010-2017).

She was the recipient of the B.J. Kennedy Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, which recognizes scientific excellence in geriatric oncology. In 2016, Dr. Hurria was elected to the Board of Directors for the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Hurria was the recipient of an endowed chair in geriatric oncology (The George Tsai Geriatric Oncology Chair) in 2017.