Hyman B. Muss, MD, director of the UNC Lineberger Geriatric Oncology program and the Mary Jones Hudson Distinguished Professor in Geriatric Oncology at the UNC School of Medicine, was named a 2017 Giant of Cancer Care by OncLive.
Muss was recognized for his work to advance supportive, palliative and geriatric cancer care.
He was joined by 11 other healthcare professionals who are advancing the field of oncology through research and clinical practice. The winners were announced during a reception held at the Chicago History Museum on June 1.
Michael J. Hennessy Jr., president of Michael J. Hennessy Associates Inc., parent company of OncLive®, said, commended the 2017 class for providing hope to cancer patients and their families and for being an inspiration “to the future generations of researchers and practitioners who continue advancing toward a cure for these diseases.”
Nominated by the oncology community, all finalists are selected by an elite five-member advisory board of world-renowned oncologists. The finalists in each category are then voted on by a 90-plus member selection committee comprising the nation’s leading physicians in the oncology space.