related publications. Ms. Blum’s awards include the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Board of Sponsors of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Special Recognition Award from the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, the Republic Bank Breast Cancer Research Foundation Award, and the Special Recognition Award of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Ms. Blum has written and lectured extensively on the psychosocial needs of cancer patients and their families. Her research has been published in a variety of medical journals, including the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, the Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, and the Annals of Internal Medicine. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester and a master’s degree from the School of Social Welfare at the State University of New York, Buffalo.
Patricia A. Ganz, MD, a medical oncologist, received her BA magna cum laude from Radcliffe College (Harvard University) in 1969 and her MD from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1973. She subsequently completed her training in internal medicine and hematology-oncology at UCLA Medical Center, 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 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 LIVESTRONG™ 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. She has focused many of her clinical and research efforts in the areas of breast cancer and its prevention, and was a member of the National Cancer Institute’s (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 and recently completed a term on the Board of Directors of ASCO.
Sherry Glied, PhD, is professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She holds a BA in economics from Yale University, an MA in