Committee Connection
  • January 2015 Member News and Networking

    18 Dec 2014 03:42 PM

    Ravi Bhatia, MD, and Smita Bhatia, MD, MPH, joined the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Ravi Bhatia was appointed Director of the UAB Division of Hematology and Oncology and Deputy Director of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Smita Bhatia is serving as the Director of the Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship in the UAB School of Medicine, as well as the Vice Chair for Outcomes in the Department... Read more

  • Meet Linda D. Bosserman, MD, FACP

    17 Dec 2014 09:09 PM

      Dr. Bosserman with her sons (left to right) Eric and Alex and her husband, Ted, at a Renaissance wedding.President of the Wilshire Oncology Medical Group, Inc.; Clinical Practice Committee and Practice Guidelines Implementation Network member; and ASCO Board of Directors memberAC: What led you to oncology? Dr. Bosserman: I was drawn to oncology in medical school due to the incredible compassion, cutting-edge clinical trials,... Read more

  • Mind, Body, Spirit: Interview with Matthew P. Mumber, MD

    14 Dec 2014 06:24 PM

    Comprehensive patient navigation program leads to whole-person wellness        Matthew P. Mumber, MDInstitution: Harbin Clinic Radiation Oncology; Co- Director, Harbin Integrative Oncology Program Speciality: Radiation oncologyMember since: 2001ASCO activity: Practice Guidelines Implementation Network; 2009-2010 President, Georgia... Read more

  • Meet David R. Spriggs, MD

    28 Oct 2014 12:56 PM

      Head of the Division of Solid Tumor Oncology and the Winthrop Rockefeller Chair of Medical Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; member of the Scientific Program Committee, and Chair-Elect of the Nominating CommitteeAC: What led you to oncology? Dr. Spriggs: I am an “accidental” oncologist. At the end of my residency, I was bewildered and unsure of what specialty to pursue. Steven Grant, MD, and Marty W. Oster,... Read more

  • Dr. Nagi S. El Saghir: Dancing to His Own Rhythm

    28 Oct 2014 12:43 PM

            Dr. El Saghir and his daughter Yasmeen attend the Baalbeck International Festival, an annual celebration of art, dance, music, and theater in Baalbeck, Lebanon.   Nagi S. El Saghir, MD, FACPInstitution: Professor of ClinicalMedicine/Hematology-Oncologyand Director, Breast Center ofExcellence, Naef K. Basile CancerInstitute, American University ofBeirut Medical Center, LebanonMember... Read more

  • November 2014 Member News and Networking

    24 Oct 2014 02:39 PM

    The Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO awarded Vandana G. Abramson, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Breast Cancer Specialist at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Canter, the Advanced Clinical Research Award in Breast Cancer. Michael Bookman, MD, joined the US Oncology Network as Medical Director of their Gynecology Research Program. He is also joining a multidisciplinary gynecologic oncology practice with Arizona... Read more

  • September 2014 Member News and Networking

    27 Aug 2014 02:34 PM

    James Patrick Allison, PhD, Chair and Professor of Immunology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, received a 2014 Canada Gairdner International Award from the Gairdner Foundation of Canada. James O. Armitage, MD, FASCO, the Joe Shapiro Professor of Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, joined Oncology Analytics’ Academic Advisory Board. Dr. Armitage is a Past President of ASCO and current... Read more

  • Meet Stephen S. Grubbs, MD

    26 Aug 2014 02:31 PM

       Dr. Grubbs and a 90-pound sailfish caught off the coast of Costa Rica.  Managing Partner at Medical Oncology Hematology Consultants, PA; ASCO Board of Directors Member; Ethics Committee Board Liaison; Finance Committee Member. AC: What led you to oncology? Dr. Grubbs: As I went through my medical training, it became clear I was best suited to be an internist. I saw a weakness in the field of hematology so I... Read more

  • James P. Allison, PhD: Finding the Key to Unlocking the Cancer-Fighting Potential of the Immune System

    26 Aug 2014 02:24 PM

    By Shira Klapper, Senior Writer/Editor    James P. Allison, PhD Institution: Chair of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Immunology Department and Executive Director of the Immunotherapy Platform Specialty: Immunology Member since: 2009Photograph by Craig H. Hartley/   Years before making the groundbreaking discoveries that paved the way for powerful new cancer immunotherapy treatments,... Read more

  • July 2014 Member News and Networking

    24 Jun 2014 11:21 AM

     In March 2014, the Cancer & the Kidney International Network ( officially launched as an organization with several ASCO members actively involved as part of the Board of Founding Members, including Matti S. Aapro, MD, of the Multidisciplinary Oncology Institute in Genolier, Switzerland; Vincent Launay-Vacher, PharmD, of Pitié- Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris; Stuart M. Lichtman, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer... Read more