Alice T. Shaw, MD, PhD
Alice Shaw, MD, PhD, a thoracic oncologist at the Mass General Cancer Center, treats her patients with the best of science and the best of humanity.
“Alice is an uncommon blend of brilliance and compassion,” writes Linnea Duff, who finds in Dr. Shaw the expertise of a top clinician and researcher and the joyful spirit of a mother of two young children.
“My relationship with her has greatly advanced my understanding of lung cancer while validating my personal experiences,” says Linnea. “When coping with a serious illness, that validation is empowering.”
An expert in the genetic signature of Linnea’s lung cancer, Dr. Shaw is principal investigator of a clinical trial of a targeted therapy, the oral ALK inhibitor crizotinib. The trial led to FDA approval of the drug last year.
“When I first entered the trial,” writes Linnea, “I believed I was near the end of my life. I am alive and well and the trial shows great promise. But should we need to change course, Alice has her finger on the pulse of new developments.
“Alice is my super-hero. She is contributing to the future of cancer research and treatment. And she is doing her best to make sure I have a future as well.”
Help us honor the 2014 one hundredNominate Your Cancer Hero
- Steve Beauville
- Ashley Bonner
- Kevin Campbell
- Nancy Lee Harris, MD
- Bruce A. Chabner, MD
- Evangelos S. Gragoudas, MD
- Cristina R. Ferrone, MD
- Kim Rock, Michael Jones and Tricia Ferguson – Institution for Savings
- James E. Bradner, MD
- Jeff Warren
- Robert Howe
- Nancy and Richard Kelleher
- Tina Capodilupo Journeay
- Dell, Inc.
- Linda J. Verville Cancer Research Foundation
- Lisa Gatti Whelan, RN, BSN
- The Center for Cancer Risk Assessment Genetic Counselors at Mass General
- George R. Lillie, RN
- Sandra Creamer, RN, OCN, NP, PhD
- Tim Cummings, MSW, LICSW
- Rose M. Watson
- Richard L. Deming, MD
- Jay S. Loeffler, MD, FACR, FASTRO
- Vicki A. Jackson, MD, MPH
- Arul M. Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD
- Dorothy Binford
- Mara G. Bloom, JD
- John Murphy
- Don Francis, RN, BSN
- Betty J. Borry Breast Cancer Retreats
Mass General honors 100 individuals and groups for their diverse contributions to the fight against cancer.
There is strength in numbers and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center proves this each year. the one hundred is the Cancer Center’s annual fundraiser, honoring 100 individuals and groups whose diligence and discoveries, philanthropy and passion have helped advance the fight against cancer. Funds raised at the gala support research, patient care, education and community outreach programs. Meet the Honorees.