Cancer Care Team Award

Excellence as defined by the patient.

Nominations are now open, and the deadline to submit nominations is April 26, 2023. 

We invite and encourage individual patients with lung cancer and/or their caregivers to nominate a multidisciplinary care team that they feel provides exceptional care. An international panel will choose one winning team from each of the four regions – North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia/ROW. Winning teams will be announced during the 2023 World Conference on Lung Cancer in Singapore.

Only IASLC Members are eligible to submit nominations for the Cancer Care Team Award. IASLC Membership is complimentary for patients and their family members and caregivers. If you are not yet a member, learn more about how to join today!

About The IASLC Cancer Care Team Award

The IASLC Cancer Care Team Award honors multidisciplinary teams as nominated by the patients they serve. Exceptional care teams offer the patient seamless and informed communication and an individualized treatment plan based on not just the patient’s needs but the patient’s wishes. The Cancer Care Team Award aims to highlight this kind of worldwide outstanding care.

The IASLC Cancer Care Team Award was established in memory of Marilyn Holman, who passed away from lung cancer in 2016. By recognizing Cancer Care Teams across the globe, we hope to spread awareness and speak to the outstanding care that is possible for all lung cancer patients from the time of diagnosis through treatment. 

2022 CCTA Collective Winners

Highlighting Worldwide Outstanding Care

Exceptional care for patients with lung cancer is not limited to interactions with any one specialist or care center. Oftentimes delivery of patient care is at its best when multidisciplinary team members offer the patient seamless and informed communication, as well as an individualized treatment plan based on not just the patient’s needs but the patient’s wishes. Knowing that this type of stellar care is happening around the world every day, the IASLC Cancer Care Team Award recognizes these multidisciplinary teams, as nominated by the patients they serve. An international panel chooses one winning team from each of the four regions: North America, Latin America, Europe, & Asia/Rest of World. The selection criteria is based on: trust, shared decision-making, empathy, access to care, treatment options, educational information, tumor testing, & patient support & survivorship, What more prestigious honor could there be?

Pictured here are the 2022 Cancer Care Team Award Recipients from Asia/ROW, Latin America, & North America.

2022 Cancer Care Team Regional Recipients

Baptist Cancer Center 2022 CCTA
North American Recipient

Baptist Cancer Center
Memphis, Tennessee, USA

LAT AM 2022 CCTA team
Latin American Recipient

Instituto Nacional del Tórax
Providencia, Chile

2022 asia ccta team
Asia/ROW Recipient

Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital
Affiliated to Tongji University
Shanghai, China

2022 CCTA video cover graphic

Recognizing outstanding patient care in the field of thoracic malignancies.

The 2022 IASLC Cancer Care Team Award recognizes extraordinary patient care in the field of thoracic malignancies. Awardees are nominated by patients and their loved ones. Read the press release.

Past Winners

North American Recipient

Baptist Cancer Center  |  Memphis, TN, USA

  • Dr. Raymond Osarogigbon
  • Laura McHugh
  • Dr. Todd Roberts
  • Sam Signore
  • Samantha Parker
  • Christie Ellis
  • Jasmine Banks
  • All Baptist Cancer Center team members

Latin American Recipient

Instituto Nacional del Tórax  |  Providencia, Chile

  • Dr. Maria Paz Saavedra
  • Dr. Virginia Linacre
  • Dr. Francisco Javier Orlandi
  • Dr. Christian Ibarra
  • Sara Chernilo
  • Carolina Palomo
  • Dr. Cristina Fernandez Ferrada
  • Dr. Eduardo Sabbagh
  • Dr. Francisco Arancibia
  • Dr. Moises Russo
  • Lorena Cisternas
  • Claudia Ramos

Asia/ROW Recipient

Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital  |  Shanghai, China

  • Dr. Caicun Zhou
  • Hongchen Liu
  • Yiming Zhou
  • Jie Cheng
  • Lijuan Chen
  • Jing Wang
  • Shengxiang Ren
  • Anwen Xiong
  • Fenaying Wu
  • Guanghui Gao
  • Bin Chen
  • Jia Yu
  • Chunyan Wu
  • Hongyu Wu
  • Yaping Xu
  • Lihua Yang

Overall Winner

Asia/Rest of World 

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Team, Melbourne, Australia 

  • Ben Solomon, MD
  • Nikki Plumridge, MBBS, FRANZCR
  • Mary Duffy, RSCN, RGN, RSM
  • Ekaterina Kamyshev, PhD
  • Lou Irving, MBBS, FRACGP, FRACP
  • Mr. Phillip Antippa 

Regional Winners

Latin America

Instituto Nacional de Canceroligía, Tlalpan, Mexico

  • Oscar Arrieta, MD
  • Feliciano Barron 
  • Luis Cabera 
  • Maritza Ramos 
  • Francisco Corona 
  • Marisol Arroyo 
  • David Heredia 
  • Luis Lara
  • Edgar Varela
  • Diana Flores
  • Yuzmiren Dorantes
  • Adriana 
  • Lopez
  • Richard Alcantar
  • Noram Hernandez
  • Juan Manuel Hernandez
  • Guadelupe Tellez
  • Lucia Zatarain
  • Jaime de la Garaza
  • Federico Maldonado
  • Jenny G. Turcott
  • Daniela Cardenas
  • Lourdes Sanchez


Royal Marsden Hospital and Institute of Cancer Research, London, United Kingdom

  • Sanjay Popat 
  • Ms. Joanna Vick 
  • Dr. Susanne MacMahon
  • Dr. Fiona McDonald 
  • Dr. Liam Welsh

North America

UW Health, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

  • Dr. Narjust Duma
  • Dr. Toby Campbell 
  • Dr. Amy Jaeger
  • Kimberly K. RN
  • Dr. Ticiana Leal 
  • Dr. Clare O'Connor
  • Dr. Anne Traynor

Watch the 2021 CCTA Video.

Overall Winner 

North America 

Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York, USA

  • Andrea Wolf, MD
  • Marissa Senise, NP
  • Jorge Gomez, MD
  • Jessica Fernandez, PA
  • Thomas Marron, MD, PhD
  • Stephanie Lehrman, LCSW
  • Kenneth Rosenzweig, MD

Regional Winners 

Latin America 

Instituto De Oncologia 'Angel H. Roffo' Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Monica Castro, MD
  • Mara Bonet, MD
  • Carolina Gabay, MD
  • Pablo C. Morgado, MD


Klinikum Würzburg Mitte, Würzburg, Germany 

  • Jens Kern, MD
  • Jürgen Wolf, PhD
  • Gabi Hautsch, RN
  • Danjouma Cheufou, MD

Asia/Rest of World 

Beilinson Hospital - Rabin Medical Center Petach Tikva, Israel

  • Alona Zer, MD
  • Tal Danin Ovad, BA
  • Hiba Reches, RN

Overall Winner

Asia/Rest of World 

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER)

  • Navneet Singh 
  • Amanjit Bal 
  • K.T. Prasad 
  • Nalini Gupta 
  • Rakesh Kapoor 

Regional Winners 

Latin America 

Brazilian National Cancer Institute

  • Carlos Gil Ferreira 
  • Tatiane Montella 
  • Bruna Carvalho
  • Juliana Vasconcellos 
  • Gisele Fraga
  • Immanuely Borchart 


University Hospital of Grenoble

  • Denis Moro-Sibilot 
  • Matteo Giaj Levra 
  • Anne-Claire Toffart 
  • Julian Pinsolle 
  • Gil Frey 
  • Loic M. Ferrand 
  • Gilbert Ferretti 

North America

Memorial Cancer Institute

  • Luis E. Raez 
  • Paola Izquierdo 
  • Alba Baglietto 
  • Gelenis Domingo 
  • Mark Block 
  • Ana Botero 
  • Ignacio Castellon 
  • Danelle Mileu 
  • Brian Hunis 
  • Matthew Salzberg 
  • Michaela Roldan 
  • Daniel Sumarriva 
  • Kimberly Brown 
  • Francisco Tarrazzi 
  • Bella Mendez 

Overall Winner 

Latin America 

Nucleo de Oncologia da Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil 

  • Angela Bandeira 
  • Marilia Cardoso 
  • Edilene Dias 
  • Ana Carla Franco 
  • Felipe Gomes 
  • Gildete Lessa 
  • Eldsamira Mascarenhas 
  • Clarissa Mathias 
  • Ricardo Oliveira 
  • Marelia Pereira 
  • Neila Pereira 
  • Bruno Protasio 
  • Almiro Queiroz 
  • Tercia Reis 
  • Leonardo Correia Santana 
  • Edilene Souza 
  • Tatiane Souza  
  • Sergio Tadeu 

Regional Winners 

Asia/Rest of World 

Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 

  • Hang-ching Au (Asti) 
  • Ka-Wah Chu 
  • Kwai-tung Lai (Dong) 
  • Mr. Terence Ho 
  • Jane Koh 
  • Kwok-chi Lam 
  • Linda Leung 
  • Herbert Loong 
  • Stephen Kai-Chiu Man 
  • Tony Mok 
  • Annette Poon 
  • Ashley Wong 
  • Sherlaine Yau 


University of Turin, AOU San Luigi Hospital, Turin, Italy and Women Against Lung Cancer Europe (WALCE)  

  • Marco Busso 
  • Simona Carnio 
  • Enrica Capelletto 
  • Silvia Novello 
  • Maria Vittoria Pacchiana 
  • Stefania Vallone 

North America 

University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, USA 

  • Brittany Beach 
  • Christine Bestvina 
  • Katelyn Edgington 
  • Jyoti D. Patel 
  • Jessee Porter 
  • Livia Szeto 

Asia/Rest of World 

Guangdong Lung Cancer Institute 

Latin America 

Neo Toraz, Grupo Oncologia D'Or


Institute of Lung Diseases and Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases

North America 

  • Johns Hopkins Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center 
  • Rush University Medical Center