In Memoriam: Canadian integrative oncology leader Roger Hayward Rogers, MD – 1929-2011
Roger Rogers, BA, BSW, MD, OBC died peacefully on November 22, 2011 in Victoria, BC. A note from backers of the Dr. Rogers’ Prize award that was established in his name stated simply: “His contributions to the field of integrative medicine and his tireless efforts to gain widespread recognition for – and acceptance of – complementary and alternative cancer treatments in this country have created a great legacy. His warm spirit will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and colleagues.” Rogers’ work will most certainly live after him. His integrative cancer model, InspireHealth was embraced last year by the government of British Columbia and effectively became provincial policy through a program to roll the model out to 5 new clinics. The biennial $250,000 Dr. Rogers’ Prize award will continue on, regularly gathering leaders of the North American integrative health community in Rogers’ name, to honor leaders among them. Rogers obituary is available here.