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Physician , medical educator

Patricia Anne Ganz, American medical educator, physician. 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; has contributed to the understanding of how women adjust to the diagnosis of breast cancer, including its effects on their physical, emotional, social, and sexual well-being. Named Susan G. Komen Professor of Surviorship.

Background

Ganz, Patricia Anne was born on March 23, 1948 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Daughter of Raymond W. and Ida (Shrier) Conn.

Education

Bachelor magna cum laude, Harvard-Radcliffe, 1969. Doctor of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, 1973.

Career

Post doctoral training, internal medicine and medical oncology University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center. Chief resident in medicine medical center University of California at Los Angeles School Medicine, 1977-1978, from assistant to associate professor medicine San Fernando Valley program, 1978-1990, professor, 1990-1992, professor health services and medicine, schools medicine and public health, since 1990. Director division cancer prevention and control research Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, since 1993.

Clinical research professor, American Cancer Society, since 1999, researcher, Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Member board scientific advisors National Cancer Institute. Onvolvement of clinical trials, with leadership roles in Southwest Oncology Group and National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project.

Founding member National Coalition for Cancer Surviorship.

Achievements

  • 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. Has contributed to the understanding of how women adjust to the diagnosis of breast cancer, including its effects on their physical, emotional, social, and sexual well-being.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Associate editor Journal Clinical Oncology, Journal of National Cancer Institute, member editorial group Cochrane Breast Cancer Group. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member of Institute Medicine.

Connections

Married Tomas Ganz, August 16, 1970. Children: David, Rebecca.

father:
Raymond W. Conn

mother:
Ida (Shrier) Conn

spouse:
Tomas Ganz

child:
David Ganz

child:
Rebecca Ganz