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This annual award honours a CAPO/ACOP member who has made exceptional and enduring career contributions to Psychosocial Oncology.

For over two decades, Dr. Hack has conducted research into coping with cancer, and communication between cancer patients and health professionals. He is the author of 100+research publications and book chapters, and the recipient of several grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute.

Dr. Hack sits on the Seamless Patient Experience Committee of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, and formerly served on the Cancer Survivorship Advisory Panel and the Standards and Guidelines Advisory Group of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. He served on the CAPO Board of Directors from 2002-2013, serving as its President from 2009-2011. Dr. Hack was the inaugural Dorothy J. Lamont Scientist with the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.  He received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal in recognition of his research.

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