Vincent T. DeVita Jr., M.D., the Amy and Joseph Perella Professor of Oncology at the Yale Cancer Center (YCC),was presented with a Statesman Award by the American Society of Clinical Oncology at its annual meeting in Chicago. The award pays tribute to members whose work has contributed to the betterment of the society. This year, the award gives special recognition to outstanding past achievement. Director of the YCC from 1993 to July 2003, DeVita currently serves as chair of the YCC Advisory Board. He spent the early part of his career at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In 1980 he was appointed director of the NCI and the National Cancer Program, a position he held until 1988.