Moffitt Faculty Member Receives Prestigious Paul Calebresi Award

October 28, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. – Martine Extermann, M.D., Ph.D., senior member of the Senior Adult Oncology and Health Outcomes & Behavior Programs at Moffitt Cancer Center, is the recipient of the 2014 Paul Calabresi Award. Named after the first president of the International Society of Geriatic Oncology (SIOG), the award recognizes individuals who have significantly contributed to the advancement of geriatric oncology. It is the highest award granted by the SIOG.

Extermann received the award Oct. 25 during the society’s annual meeting in Lisbon, Portugal. As part of the reception, she gave a lecture on translational and clinical opportunities in geriatric oncology. The talk focused on Moffitt’s Total Cancer Care® Protocol and how it can be utilized for older cancer patients. Launched in 2006, the TCC protocol provides a standard system for tracking patient molecular, clinical and epidemiological data and follows the patient throughout his or her lifetime.

Extermann joined Moffitt in 1994. Her research focuses on geriatric oncology, with concentration on comorbidity and the prediction and prevention of treatment toxicity in older cancer patients. A past SIOG president, Extermann has served as co-chair of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group’s Subcommittee on Aging, a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Education and Scientific program committee and the South West Oncology Group’s Committee on Special Populations Advisory Board.

She earned her medical diploma and her medical doctorate at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. She has a Swiss Board Certification in Internal Medicine, with a specialty in Oncology Hematology and is certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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