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Ines Vaz-Luis Receives the 2024 ASCO International Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award 
Mar 26, 2024, 18:28

Ines Vaz-Luis Receives the 2024 ASCO International Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award 

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has announced Ines Vaz-Luis, MD, PhD, as the recipient of the 2024 ASCO International Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award. This award acknowledges Dr. Vaz-Luis’s dedication and contributions to the field of global oncology.

Dr. Ines Vaz-Luis is a Portuguese medical oncologist and clinical researcher focused on cancer survivorship. Her background includes training and an instructor position at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School. In 2016, she moved to Gustave Roussy in Villejuif, France, to direct an innovative survivorship-focused clinical and research group, which now includes dozens of researchers and clinician-scientists and has transformed into an institutional flagship program focused on survivorship (INTERVAL).

Dr. Vaz-Luis leads several national efforts focused on quality of life and cancer; she co-chairs the scientific development of the CANTO cohort (CANcer TOxicities, NCT01993498), and she is leading the development of a national digital platform to accelerate decentralized cancer research (WeShare). Over the past decade, her research focused on the quantification of treatment-related burden, the stratification of the risk of cancer-related toxicities, and the development and implementation of interventions to mitigate quality-of-life deterioration, including digitally enabled pathways of care.

Since 2023, Dr. Vaz-Luis was appointed research director of the Interdisciplinary Department for Patient Pathway Organization (DIOPP) at Gustave Roussy. She is an executive Board member of the BIG and serves on the ESMO Scientific Committee and ASCO Scientific Program Committee. Dr. Vaz-Luis has mentored numerous individuals, including resident clinicians, clinical and research fellows, PhD students, and faculty members.

About the ASCO International Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award 

The award recognizes extraordinary women leaders in oncology and role models who have excelled as a mentor and have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the professional development of women colleagues as clinicians, educators, and researchers in oncology. The award seeks to recognize and promote the work of women mentors in oncology and, ultimately, narrow career gender disparities through the mentorship and professional development of women oncology professionals.

The oncology community and our team at OncoDaily extend our congratulations to Dr. Ines Vaz-Luis on this deserving award, which highlights her significant impact on global cancer research and her work on cancer survivorship.