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.

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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