Anne-Marie Langevin, M.D., professor of pediatrics and Greehey Chair in Pediatric Oncology at UT Health San Antonio, has received the Harry Hynes Award from the National Cancer Institutes Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP). The award is given annually to the PI who has made an outstanding contribution to clinical trials and community research.
Dr. Langevin is the PI at the only NCORP focused on pediatric underserved populations. The NCORP has enrolled over 2,000 children, adolescents and young adults on clinical trials. Altogether, 68 percent of the site’s enrollment is minority, primarily Hispanics.
Dr. Langevin, who was born and raised in Montreal, Canada, has been with UT Health San Antonio since 1992.
“I was very surprised” to win the award, Dr. Langevin said in an interview with The Cancer Letter. “I was, actually, shocked. I don’t do what I do for recognition. I do it because I like what I do. We all have good days and bad days, but as a whole it’s all good. Every so often I ask myself: Would I ever do anything differently, and the answer is always the same. No. The day I stop loving it will be the day I will move out of the field.”