Four American Cancer Society scientists have been included on Thomson Reuters’ list of 2015 Highly Cited Researchers. The annual list recognizes leading researchers in the sciences and social sciences from around the world.The American Cancer Society researchers honored are:
Ahmedin Jemal, PhD, vice president, surveillance and health sciences research
Robert A. Smith, PhD, vice president, cancer screening prevention and early detection
Michael J. Thun, MD, retired, vice president emeritus of the American Cancer Society Surveillance and Epidemiology Research program
Elizabeth Ward, PhD, senior vice president, intramural research
About 3,000 researchers earned the distinction in 2015 by authoring reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers — ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of exceptional impact.