23rd Annual Cancer Leadership Awards Reception

23rd Annual Cancer Leadership Awards Reception
September 24, 2019
The Hay-Adams
800 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20006



On September 24th, 2019, Friends hosted our 23rd Annual Cancer Leadership Awards Reception, bringing together leaders in government, advocacy, industry, and science to celebrate partnerships and innovations that benefit patients. During this event, we honor individuals who have been champions for cancer research and steadfast advocates for patients. 

This year, with the support of our Presenting Sponsor, the Belldegrun Family Foundation, Inc., Friends honored three extraordinary people that have contributed greatly to science and cancer research in their own, unique ways.

Dr. Anna Barker, Professor & Director, Transformative Healthcare Networks, Arizona State University, was recognized for her contributions to scientific research and advancements as the recipient of this year's Ellen V. Sigal Advocacy Leadership Award.

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former Commissioner, U.S. FDA, and Dr. Steven Rosenberg, Chief of Surgery, National Cancer Institute, were each honored for their own leadership in the regulatory and scientific innovations we see for patients today, both receiving a Cancer Research Leadership Award. 

To view our videos showcasing the incredible work of each honoree, please click the links below:



  • September 24, 2019, The Hay-Adams, 800 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20006