The Pinedo Cancer Care Prize was established to honor the career of Professor H.M. (Bob) Pinedo in cancer research and compassionate cancer patient care. Throughout his distinguished career Professor Pinedo has been a champion of patient care and a pioneer in the development of novel cancer therapeutics. His humanistic approach to cancer patients has been a symbol of hope and, as such, he is a role model to all who are honored to know him.
The Pinedo Prize was created to reward those gifted and dedicated physician-scientists who reflect the Pinedo motif and also to inspire others to emulate his legacy.
Past recipients include
Bruce A. Chabner, MD – Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Joseph R. Bertino, MD – The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Bob Löwenberg, MD – Erasmus University Medical Centre
Richard J. O'Reilly, MD – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
José Baselga, MD, PhD – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Gabriel N. Hortobágyi, MD – The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Richard L. Schilsky, MD – University of Chicago
Patrick G. Johnston, MD – Queen's University Belfast
Richard M. Goldberg, MD - The Ohio State University
Pinedo Prize awardees receive a bronze sculpture in the form of Professor Pinedo's hand symbolizing both strength and hope of healing along with an honorarium of $50,000 USD. Awardees present the keynote lecture at STO's annual meeting from which an article is published in STO's official peer-reviewed journal, The Oncologist.