Patricia A. Ganz, MD, Member
BCRF Scientific Advisory Board
Patricia Ganz is a medical oncologist who has spent the past 20 years doing systematic research on the health-related quality of life impact of cancer and its treatment. She currently holds an American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professorship, and is Professor in the UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health.
Dr. Ganz serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Clinical Oncology
and the Journal of the National Cancer Institute
. She has also been actively involved in measurement of quality of life endpoints in clinical trials, with leadership roles in the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) and the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP).
Through her research she has contributed to our understanding of how women adjust to the diagnosis of breast cancer, including its effects on their physical, emotional, social, and sexual well-being. She has completed several studies that have examined quality of life in breast cancer survivors, and is completing a study funded by the National Cancer Institute that evaluates an intervention for breast cancer patients who have completed their treatments and are "Preparing for Survivorship." Dr. Ganz is a founding member of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS), and was previously awarded the Susan G. Komen Professor of Survivorship.