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Verastem Oncology Announces Andrei Shustov, M.D., Recipient of 2nd Annual Innovation in Care Award
The Verastem Oncology Innovation in Care Award recognizes individuals, organizations or teams who are leading the way in advancing the principles of patient-focused care, including coordination and integration of care, engaging patients, families, and caregivers in providing comprehensive support as well as collaborating with others in the cancer care system for ongoing quality improvement.
“Recognizing a critical lack of resources available to those affected by T-cell leukemias and lymphomas, Dr. Shustov has dedicated his career to breaking new ground to expand support and research efforts to those affected by these diseases,” said
The TCLLF is committed to providing reliable, accurate and quality resources to patients, family members, caregivers and medical professionals looking to learn more about T-cell leukemias and lymphomas. Its patient education forums give direct access to T-cell leukemia/lymphoma specialists, which allows them the opportunity to learn more about their specific disease and ask personalized questions. The Foundation has also recently started sponsoring an annual T-Cell Leukemia/Lymphoma Young Investigator Grant with the goal of producing valuable research efforts and encouraging new oncologists/hematologists to specialize in the treatment of these diseases.
“Patients and their families affected by rare lymphoid malignancies like T-cell lymphomas have very limited resources available to them to learn about their disease and its management. With knowledge comes hope and power to take charge in making important decisions regarding one’s life, and all patients deserve that,” said Dr. Shustov. “The fight with cancer, like lymphomas, only begins in the doctor’s offices and treatment centers; the real challenge faces patients and families at home. This aspect of patient care always felt missing. Filling this gap and providing patients with education, access to expert opinions, and opportunity to connect with other patients and families, were the inspirations behind the founding of TCLLF.”
The Verastem Oncology Innovation in Care Award will be presented to Dr. Shustov at a Verastem Oncology reception on
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