The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) named Peter Graze, MD, of Anne Arundel Medical Center Oncology and Hematology, an Advocacy Champion during the society’s 2017 Advocacy Summit on Capitol Hill this fall.
Advocacy Champions are ASCO volunteers who have been exceptionally active in ASCO’s advocacy activities throughout the year. Advocates meet with federal lawmakers and agencies, send personalized letters to members of Congress through ASCO’s ACT Network, engage with state lawmakers on policy priorities at the state-level, and hold site visits during congressional recesses.
“ASCO applauds this year’s Advocacy Champions for their work in educating Congress on the realities and challenges of providing cancer care,” said ASCO Government Relations Committee Chair Robin Zon, MD, FASCO, FACP. “With the continued efforts of these dedicated volunteers, we will continue to push for policies that ensure high-quality, high-value cancer care for the more than 1.6 million Americans diagnosed with cancer each year.”
Graze joined AAMC Oncology and Hematology in 1992. He graduated from Tufts University and Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts. He completed an Internal Medical Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and a Medical Oncology and Hematology Residency at the UCLA Health Sciences Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Graze is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hematology. For more information on AAMC Oncology and Hematology, visit www.AnnapolisOncology.org.