Published on November 3, 2021
For Immediate Release
Lisa Berry Edwards
Managing Director, External Affairs
Prevent Cancer Foundation
Alexandria, Va. (Nov. 3, 2021) — Mary Pasquinelli, DNP, a specialist in pulmonary and medical oncology based in Chicago, will receive the James L. Mulshine, M.D., National Leadership Award on Thursday, November 4. This award is given annually to an individual who has had a profound impact on reducing the toll of early thoracic disease on the health of Americans and people around the world. Pasquinelli is being honored for her work establishing a lung cancer screening program to benefit medically underserved communities.
The Prevent Cancer Foundation® will present the ninth Mulshine Award at the 18th annual Quantitative Imaging Workshop. The workshop focuses on the advancement of the use of quantitative low-dose computerized tomography (LDCT) for detection and management of early thoracic disease—lung cancer, COPD and cardiovascular disease—three of the top four leading causes of death in the U.S.
The lung cancer screening program Dr. Pasquinelli created is at a federally qualified health center on the West Side of Chicago. Additionally, she published a series of highly regarded papers on her team’s screening activities with a deep interest in overcoming health disparities through the implementation of lung cancer screening.
“The James L. Mulshine, M.D., National Leadership Award allows us to recognize someone in the medical community whose significant contributions are creating better outcomes for those with or at increased risk of developing lung cancer, COPD or cardiovascular disease,” said Carolyn Aldigé, founder and CEO of the Prevent Cancer Foundation. “Our award winners, including this year’s winner, Mary Pasquinelli, have worked hard to make our world a better place, and they should be honored accordingly.”
Past recipients of the award:
This year’s workshop will take place November 4-5 as a virtual event, with the award ceremony happening on November 4. Registration is closed, but those interested can view a recording of the award ceremony on November 5.
For more information about the Quantitative Imaging Workshop and the award, visit the Prevent Cancer Foundation website.
About the Prevent Cancer Foundation®
The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is celebrating 35 years as the only U.S. nonprofit organization focused solely on saving lives across all populations through cancer prevention and early detection. Through research, education, outreach and advocacy, we have helped countless people avoid a cancer diagnosis or detect their cancer early enough to be successfully treated.
The Foundation is rising to meet the challenge of reducing cancer deaths by 40% by 2035. To achieve this, we are committed to investing $20 million for innovative technologies to detect cancer early and advance multi-cancer screening, $10 million to expand cancer screening and vaccination access to medically underserved communities, and $10 million to educate the public about screening and vaccination options. For more information, please visit www.preventcancer.org.