Dr. Michael A.S. Jewett (University of Toronto and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre) will receive the Exceptional Leadership in Patient Involvement in Cancer award for his long-standing commitment to and advocacy for greater patient involvement in clinical research prioritization, research proposals, funding decisions, research design, and patient-relevant outcome measures, and his championing of patient-led charities as a mechanism to elevate the role of the patient voice in cancer care and research.
Dr. Jewett fostered the development and growth of three patient-led charities: Testicular Cancer Canada (2007), Kidney Cancer Canada (2009), and Bladder Cancer Canada (2010) and formed the CIHR-funded Kidney Cancer Research Network of Canada in 2012. All three groups took it upon themselves to nominate him. Congratulations Dr. Jewett.
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