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Dr. Veena Shankaran named 2019 Leader in Health Care

By March 6, 2019No Comments

Dr. Veena Shankaran of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center was honored Thursday with a Gold Award for Achievement in Medical Research at Seattle Business magazine’s 2019 Leaders in Health Care Awards banquet at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Seattle.

Shankaran is co-director of the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research, or HICOR, and an oncologist who treats patients with gastrointestinal cancers. She is a national leader in studying “financial toxicity” in cancer care— that is, the personal financial problems that are too often a result of cancer treatment. Her research and leadership focus on developing new approaches to measure and mitigate these problems.