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Oncologist of the Year


Paul J. Hesketh, M.D.

Paul J. Hesketh, M.D. is Chair of the Lahey Health Cancer Institute, Director of the Sophia Gordon Cancer Center and Director of Thoracic Oncology at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts. He is also Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.  Dr. Hesketh has a broad interest in investigational antineoplastic therapeutics, with a particular focus in defining effective new treatment approaches for lung cancer and the supportive management of the patient with cancer.  He serves as a member of the Core Working Group of the Lung Committee of SWOG, a National Cancer Institute sponsored nationwide clinical trials group and is the Principal Investigator for SWOG at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center.

Dr. Hesketh is a past President (2006-2008) of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC).  He has also served on a number of advisory committees for the pharmaceutical industry, American Medical Association, and the State of Massachusetts.  He is a member of the antiemetic guideline committees for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) (co-chair) and MASCC. He is also a member of the Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Guideline Committee of ASCO. He currently serves as the SWOG representative on the National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) Accrual Core Team.  He has served as a reviewer and editorial board member for a number of scientific journals and as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Oncology:  Index & Reviews.  He is an author of more than 200 scientific manuscripts, abstracts, and book chapters.

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