Doctor’s daughter becomes a pioneer in cancer survivorship
Although quality of life has been an implicit medical outcome since the time of Hippocrates, integrating the explicit effort to assess the effects of cancer treatment on the patient’s quality—and not quantity—of life was spearheaded by dedicated pioneers. One such trailblazer is Dr. Patricia A. Ganz, whose contributions to quality-of-life and quality-of-care issues have expanded the field’s capacity to deliver high-value cancer care.
Of pursuing a career in oncology and coming to UCLA, Ganz says, "I made a big career change, thinking how exciting it would be to become an oncologist and participate in a field that one day might see cures for this dreaded disease, which at that time was often a death sentence."
Click here to read this in-depth profile of Dr. Ganz by the ASCO Post, and learn more about her life-long commitment to cancer research and patient care.