Committee Connection
  • 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

  • Dr. Nagi El Saghir Awarded Lebanon’s Top Honor

    23 Jun 2014 04:39 PM

     In June, Nagi El Saghir, MD, FACP, received one of Lebanon’s most highly regarded honors, the National Cedar Medal, rank of Officer. The award recognized Dr. El Saghir’s work in breast cancer research and community health awareness and outreach. The honor, presented to Dr. El Saghir on behalf of President Michel Sleiman, is the second highest recognition he’s received, after the National Achievement Award of Lebanon bestowed upon him in 2002.... Read more

  • Virtual Community, Real Support for Breast Cancer

    19 Jun 2014 10:50 AM

    Deanna J. Attai, MD, on the rewards of co-moderating a popular chat group on Twitter   Deanna J. Attai, MDInstitution: Center for Breast Cancer, Inc.Specialty: Breast Cancer Member since: 2013ASCO Activities: Breast Cancer Symposium News Planning Team   #bcsm... Read more

  • Dr. Barbara L. McAneny to Serve as Chair of AMA Board of Trustees

    11 Jun 2014 09:59 AM

      ASCO congratulates member and volunteer Barbara L. McAneny, MD, FASCO, on her election as Chair of the American Medical Association (AMA) Board of Trustees. She has served on the Board of Trustees as a member since 2010; she was nominated by ASCO and the New Mexico Medical Society (NMMS). She will help develop the AMA’s three areas of focus during her term as Chair of the Board of Trustees: improving health outcomes, accelerating change... Read more