Published on: June 5, 2019

Dr Sewa Legha is this year’s recipient of the IACA Lifetime Achievement Award in Oncology.

Dr Legha served as an Attending Oncologist in the Medical Oncology department of M D Anderson Cancer Centre for 20 years. He was the lead investigator in several phase-1 and phase-2 studies with new Anticancer drugs such as Paclitaxel and Nab-Paclitaxel and also led in the development of new treatments for Advanced Breast Cancer and Melanoma. He is the founder of the Indo-American Cancer Association (IACA) which brings together Oncologists of Indian Origin at the annual ASCO meetings and provides an opportunity for Traveling Fellowships to the oncologists practicing in India. During the past 15 years, over 125 cancer specialists from India have benefited from this ongoing program which is largely supported by the contributions of the US-based Indian Oncologists.

Congratulations, Dr Legha and thank you for everything you have done for cancer care and palliative care in India.

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