We are excited to announce that Dr. Timothy Donahue will serve as the Honorary Medial Chair for the 22nd Annual LA Cancer Challenge. Dr. Donahue has been a valued member of the surgical team at the UCLA Agi Hirshberg Center for Pancreatic Diseases and a beloved speaker at our annual Symposium.
Both a researcher and a surgeon, Dr. Donahue will be recognized for his focus on personalized medicine and his collaborative efforts to provide the best treatment option for pancreatic cancer patients. Dr. Donahue’s advocacy for treating patients with chemo or radiation therapy prior to surgery, has led to some of the best survival rates. In addition, Dr. Donahue is dedicated to training the next generation of surgeons.
Beyond his accolades, Dr. Donahue embodies the Hirshberg Foundation spirit with his emphasis on the genuine care of patients. His optimism that pancreatic cancer survival rates will markedly improve during his career makes him the ideal candidate for our LACC Honorary Medical Chair.
Join Dr. Donahue & the pancreatic cancer community as we walk for research and race towards a cure at the LA Cancer Challenge on October 20th 2019 at UCLA!
More about Dr. Donahue:
Dr. Donahue was appointed to the UCLA faculty in 2009 and has made great strides in pancreatic cancer ever since. He is a Professor of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology and has a joint appointment in the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology to facilitate his research program. His scientific research also focuses on developing improved treatment strategies and earlier diagnostic markers for patients with pancreatic cancer. Dr. Donahue is a valuable part of the surgical team at the UCLA Agi Hirshberg Center for Pancreatic Diseases, performing up to three pancreatic surgeries per week. In this role, he oversees all of cancer surgery including the pancreatic cancer program, which is one of the largest in the nation.