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Verastem Oncology Announces First Recipient of the Care Differently Award for Excellence in Patient Support and Education
“We are pleased to announce Dr. Koffman as the inaugural recipient of
the Care Differently Award, which recognizes individuals who go
the extra mile to positively impact the lives of people living with
Since his own CLL diagnosis in 2005, Dr. Koffman has dedicated himself to teaching and advocating on behalf of the CLL community. His group, the CLLS, is dedicated to addressing the unmet needs of people living with CLL. One of the group’s mottos is “Smart Patients Get Smart Care.” To that end, it focuses on patient education, supports and builds patient networks and engages in research that highlights the patient perspective. Dr. Koffman also shares his personal story and unique perspective on blood cancers with fellow patients, physicians and researchers around the world through his blog and speaking engagements.
“Having lived the dual status of a physician and patient, I recognize
that it takes a village to make a difference in the lives of those who
are battling cancer – from healthcare providers to researchers to
educators,” said Dr. Koffman, who received the award at a ceremony in
The Care Differently Award was created by Verastem Oncology and will be awarded annually to recognize individuals or organizations that improve the lives of patients with cancer. Additional information about the award will be available at www.verastem.com.
About Verastem Oncology
Senior Director, Corporate Development