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Douglas Wood, MD, chair of the Department of Surgery at the UW School of Medicine, is a recipient of The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)’s Rodger Winn Award for decades of work to develop, refine and promote the organization’s Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology.

The NCCN is an alliance of 33 leading U.S. academic cancer centers. It develops guidelines for cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and supportive care. Its guidelines are developed by 61 panels composed of 1,800 volunteer professionals.

Wood, a thoracic surgeon, has been a member of the NCCN Guidelines Panel for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer for more than 20 years, serving as Vice-Chair since 2013. He is also the founding Chair of the NCCN Guidelines for Lung Cancer Screening. Wood was honored for his integrity and foresight, leading the way for equitable, evidence-based recommendations for lung cancer screening.

Read more on the UW Medicine Newsroom.