Jeffrey Wayne, MD receives Humanitarian Award

Northwestern Medicine
Cancer Care/Oncology October 09, 2017

The Melanoma Research Foundation awarded Jeffrey Wayne, MD, oncologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital with the humanitarian award at the 3rd Annual Wings of Hope Galas. Each year the foundation awards a leader in the local medical community who has committed to fighting melanoma through exemplary patient care, cutting-edged research and scientific leadership.

“When it came down to selecting this year’s honoree we knew Dr. Wayne fit the bill,” said Steve Silverstein, Melanoma Research Foundation Board Chair. “His efforts in the community, among colleagues and with his patients are superb and it was truly an honor to present him with this year’s award.”

“I am humbled by this honor from the Melanoma Research Foundation,” said Dr. Wayne. “When I arrived at Northwestern Memorial Hospital 16 years ago, and was tasked with building a comprehensive melanoma program, I could have never imagined being afforded such an honor. What was perhaps the best part of the evening for me was watching my 5 patients come up to the stage to share their stories and receive their courage awards. There is no better feeling for a cancer surgeon than to see his or her patients overcome the odds, and to know that you played some small role in their success.”

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is the largest independent organization devoted to melanoma. Committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma, the MRF also educates patients and physicians about prevention, diagnosis and the treatment of melanoma. The MRF is an active advocate for the melanoma community, helping to raise awareness of this disease and the need for a cure. The MRF’s website is the premier source for melanoma information seekers with nearly four million visitors annually. More information is available at Find the MRF on Facebook and Twitter.

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