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27th Cancer Leadership Awards Recipients Announced

27th Cancer Leadership Awards Recipients Announced

FDA Commissioner Califf to Receive the Ellen V. Sigal Advocacy Leadership Award

Congresswoman Dingell to Receive the Marlene A. Malek Public Service Award

Washington, DC – August 15, 2023 – Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) is proud to announce our 2023 Cancer Leadership Awards honorees: Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Robert Califf, and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI).

Dr. Robert Califf, recognized for his work in the field of cardiology and the broader medical field through his visionary work on clinical trials, will receive the Ellen V. Sigal Advocacy Leadership Award. As FDA Commissioner under two Presidents and a respected member of multiple influential public health committees, Dr. Califf has revolutionized patient care through visionary leadership and tireless dedication.

“Dr. Califf has had a profound impact on the lives of so many. His steadfast commitment to patients and innovation have changed the scientific landscape. I am truly honored to present him with an award in my name,” said Ellen V. Sigal, Founder and Chair of Friends of Cancer Research. 

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, a steadfast advocate for patients and their families, will be honored with the Marlene A. Malek Public Service Award. Congresswoman Dingell’s remarkable contributions to cancer research, accessible healthcare for women and children, and the overall well-being of the nation serve as a resplendent example for all who aspire to serve.

“Through her life-long commitment to accessible healthcare and the well-being of hardworking families, Congresswoman Dingell has emerged as a formidable force in Congress, and a champion for patients and their families,” said Marlene A. Malek, Vice Chair, Friends of Cancer Research. 

We look forward to celebrating these leaders at this year’s 27th Friends of Cancer Research Cancer Leadership Awards in Washington, DC.