The Moertel Lecture Endowment Fund was established in 1995 to honor the legacy of Charles G. Moertel, MD, as the founder of the North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG), one of the three legacy groups that formed the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology. Dr. Moertel was known for his dedication to high-quality clinical research that provided practice-changing evidence to benefit patient care in the community setting.

The Moertel Lecturer is an investigator whose research within the NCI National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) has resulted in a major impact on community cancer practice. The award was made possible through generous donations from NCCTG members and industry support. The award will be presented each year during the Plenary Session of the Alliance Spring Group Meeting.

Joseph A. Sparano, MD - 2019 Charles G. Moertel Lectureship Award Recipient  “Pursuing Progress and Precision in Cancer Care – Through Collaboration”
2019 Alliance Spring Group Meeting - Friday, May 10, 10 am
Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel, Rosemont, IL

Dr. Sparano is Professor of Medicine & Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Associate Chairman for Clinical Research in the Department of Oncology at the Montefiore Medical Center. He is also Vice-Chair of the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group. Learn more about Dr. Sparano.

Past Award Recipients
2018 - Richard A. Larson, MD
2017 - Gini F. Fleming, MD
2016 - Jan C. Buckner, MD
2015 - John C. Byrd, MD
2013 - Charles L. Loprinzi, MD
2012 - Richard M. Goldberg, MD
2010 - Lawrence H. Einhorn, MD
2009 - Stuart Grossman, MD
2008 - Rakesh K. Jain, PhD
2007 - Michael O’Connell, MD
2006 - Daniel G. Haller, MD
2005 - Ian Tannock, MD
2004 - Charles Perou, PhD
2003 - Harold P. Freeman, MD
2002 - Charles M. Balch, MD
2001 - Gabriel N. Hortobagyi, MD
2000 - Robert J. Mayer, MD
1999 - Walter J. Curran Jr, MD
1998 - Peter M. Black, MD, PhD
1997 - Jack A. Roth, MD
1996 - Donald S. Coffey, PhD
1995 - C. Kent Osborne, MD

All Alliance members are welcome to submit nominations for this award.
Please check back later this year for the 2020 nomination deadline.

For more information, submit inquiries to:
Jacqueline M. Lafky
Cancer Control Program Manager
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Foundation