COLUMBUS, OH – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown received the James Hope Award by The Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital today for his advocacy, collaboration, innovation, and leadership in supporting exceptional cancer care.
“When an Ohio worker or caregiver is stricken with cancer, a community is affected and it takes the expertise, concern, and effort of an entire community to help Ohioans survive the devastating effects of this disease,” Brown said. “It is an honor to receive the James Hope Award and humbling to know that the professionals at OSU’s James Cancer Hospital are able to move forward in saving lives.”
The James Hope Award is presented annually to an individual or organization committed to the advancement of the highest quality of cancer care, education and research, and improving healthcare access for cancer patients in Ohio and beyond. Criteria for the award include advocacy, collaboration, innovation, and leadership.
Sen. Brown, a member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, sponsored the Access to Cancer Clinical Trials Act of 2009 (S.488).