Ethan Basch

Ethan Basch, MD, MSc, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member, Director of Cancer Outcomes Research Program, and Professor in UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology.

Ethan Basch

MD, MSc
Director, Cancer Outcomes Research Program; Professor, Medicine and Public Health
UNC-Chapel Hill
Cancer Prevention and Control



Area of interest

Dr. Basch is a medical oncologist and health services researcher.  His clinical expertise is prostate cancer, and his research expertise includes patient-reported outcomes, drug regulatory policy, and comparative effectiveness research.   

He is a member of the Board of Scientific Advisors of the National Cancer Institute, a federally appointed member of the Methodology Committee of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Co-Chair of the Cancer Care Delivery Research Committee of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, and Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).  He has led multiple national guidelines and clinical trials in prostate cancer and has pioneered research on patient self-reporting of symptoms during cancer treatment.

Awards and Honors

1989                  Phi Beta Kappa, Magna cum laude
1989                  Baker Research Fellowship, Brown University
1989                  Fulbright Scholarship
1996                  Albert Schweitz Fellowship  
1996                  Lally Research Scholarship, Harvard University
1997                  Collins Research Award, Harvard Medical School
2004 – 2006    Merit Awards, American Society of Clinical Oncology
2004                  Carbone Young Investigator Award, Geriatric Oncology Consortium
2004                  Research Investigator Award, Cancer and Leukemia Group B
2006                  Career Development Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology
2011                  Federal Appointee, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Methodology Committee
2011                  Board of Directors, International Society for Quality of Life Research
2012                  Visiting Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
2012                  Appointee, Board of Scientific Advisors, National Cancer Institute
2016                  Visiting Scholar, Dartmouth University        
2017                  Visiting Scholar, University of Birmingham, England
2017                  Ware/Tarlov Career Achievement Prize

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