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.

Richard M. Goldberg Distinguished Professor in Medical Oncology; Director, Cancer Outcomes Research Program; Professor of Public Health, Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health
UNC-Chapel Hill
Cancer Prevention and Control

Area of interest

I am a medical oncologist and health services researcher focused on developing methods to bring the patient perspective into cancer clinical research and routine care delivery. For over a decade, my group has developed and implemented patient-reported outcome (PRO) tools in these contexts, and worked closely with public and private agencies to effect policy changes based on our findings. My goal in these efforts is to foster inclusion of PROs in product development and FDA labels. Without such information, we cannot adequately understand people’s experiences during treatment, or make informed treatment decisions. It is my hope that bringing the patient voice into clinical research and care delivery processes will lead to safer drug development, improved quality of care, enhanced patient-clinician communication, and better patient experiences with disease and treatment.

Awards and Honors

  • Elected to Board of Directors, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2019
  • Elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), 2018
  • Awarded the Ware/Tarlov Career Achievement Prize in Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures, Health Assessment Labs, 2017
  • 2017 Ware/Tarlov Career Achievement Prize
  • 2017 Visiting Scholar, University of Birmingham, England
  • 2016 Visiting Scholar, Dartmouth University
  • 2012 Appointee, Board of Scientific Advisors, National Cancer Institute
  • 2012 Visiting Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • 2011 Board of Directors, International Society for Quality of Life Research
  • 2011 Federal Appointee, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Methodology Committee
  • 2006 Career Development Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • 2004 Research Investigator Award, Cancer and Leukemia Group B
  • 2004 Carbone Young Investigator Award, Geriatric Oncology Consortium
  • 2004 – 2006 Merit Awards, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • 1997 Collins Research Award, Harvard Medical School
  • 1996 Lally Research Scholarship, Harvard University
  • 1996 Albert Schweitz Fellowship
  • 1989 Fulbright Scholarship
  • 1989 Baker Research Fellowship, Brown University
  • 1989 Phi Beta Kappa, Magna cum laude

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