NEW YORK, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- The Waldorf-Astoria in New York City was the venue yesterday for the annual symposium and awards luncheon held by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Founded by Evelyn Lauder who serves as its chair, the event combines cutting-edge presentations by leading physicians and researchers with a gala awards luncheon. Ms. Lauder introduced President Bill Clinton, who spoke with both personal passion and clinical expertise about current and future efforts to eradicate breast cancer by 2020. The Jill Rose Award for Distinguished Scientific Achievement went to Angela Hartley Brodie, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Maryland Greenbaum Cancer Center. Her award was presented by Larry Norton, M.D., Deputy Physician in Chief, Memorial Hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and the Medical Director of MSKCC's Breast & Imaging Center. Dr. Norton was also one of three recipients of the Castle Connolly National Physician of the Year awards for Clinical Excellence in 2010. The Sandra Taub Humanitarian Award was given to Judy Craymer, creator and producer of the global phenomenon, Mamma Mia. Worldwide productions of the show all involve the sale of a specially designed T-shirt, with all proceeds going to BCRF. Ms. Craymer's award was presented to her by Pierce Brosnan, star of film and stage, leading man in the movie version of Mamma Mia, and best known as James Bond in four different films.
Among the research grants given at the event, 41 of the U.S. based, physician-recipients are included in Castle Connolly's new 6th edition of its acclaimed guide, America's Top Doctors(R) for Cancer. "We're delighted that so many of these outstanding physicians, who represent hope for the future, are recipients of grants that will enable them to further their research efforts," said John J. Connolly, Ed.D, President and CEO of Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. "These physicians, nominated by their peers and selected by Castle Connolly's physician-led research team, represent many of the nation's leading comprehensive cancer centers, medical centers, and specialty hospitals," continued Dr. Connolly.
Published in September 2010, the 6th edition of America's Top Doctors(R) for Cancer contains detailed profiles of more than 2,400 of America's leading cancer specialists in more than 40 medical specialties, as well as valuable information on major medical centers and specialty hospitals for the diagnosis and treatment of cancers. The guide also contains information on clinical trials and the resources and services of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
About Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a healthcare research, information, and publishing company, has been America's trusted source for identifying top doctors for nearly 20 years. Castle Connolly works with over 40 national and regional publications, such as Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, Men's Health, Women's Health, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Chicago to provide the information for their "Top Doctors" features. The company also publishes the consumer guides America's Top Doctors(R), America's Top Doctors(R) for Cancer, Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, and other consumer guides. Founded in 1991 by John K. Castle (Chairman) and John J. Connolly, Ed.D., (President and CEO), who served as board chairman, and president and CEO of New York Medical College respectively, its mission is to help consumers find the best healthcare through their guides, their website, and various consumer and business-oriented print and online partnerships. Castle Connolly's valuable Top Doctors' information can also be accessed online, http://www.castleconnolly.com, and on other affiliated websites. Castle Connolly can also be found at www.facebook.com/TopDoctors and www.twitter.com/castleconnolly.com.
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