Committee Connection
  • The Art Collector: Interview with Dr. Gilberto Lopes

    24 Feb 2015 03:34 PM

    Dr. Gilberto Lopes on the rewards of collecting art and supporting local artists        Gilberto de Lima Lopes, Jr., MD, MBA, FAMS, (left) pictured with his wifeInstitution: HCor Onco and Centro Paulista de Oncologia (Oncoclínicas do Brasil group); The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Speciality: Medical oncology, cancer control in low- and middle-income countriesMember... Read more

  • Meet Walter J. Curran Jr., MD, FACR

    24 Feb 2015 02:19 PM

        Dr. Curran stretching with Emory University’s mascot, Swoop.Executive Director of the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University and NRG Oncology Group Chairman; ASCO Board of Directors Member; Finance Committee MemberAC: What led you to oncology?Dr. Curran: Early in medical school I knew I would become an oncologist. The only question was in what subspecialty. After being locked out of a medical student elective... Read more

  • March 2015 Member News and Networking

    24 Feb 2015 12:19 PM

    Neeraj Agarwal, MD, received the 2014 Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award from the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Agarwal serves as the Director of the Genitourinary Oncology Program in the Oncology Division, the Co-Leader of the Urologic Oncology Multidisciplinary Program, and the Associate Director of Clinical Trials (solid tumors) at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Sana Al Sukhun, MD,MSc, Diplomate... Read more

  • Dr. David Kerr Named Founding Editor-in-Chief of New ASCO Journal of Global Oncology

    03 Feb 2015 10:18 AM

        David Kerr, MD, DScASCO is pleased to announce the appointment of David Kerr, MD, DSc, as founding Editor-in-Chief of the Society’s new Journal of Global Oncology (JGO). Prof. Kerr will set the editorial scope and vision for JGO, an online-only, open-access journal that will focus on cancer care, research, and care delivery issues unique to countries and settings with limited healthcare resources. It is estimated that today... Read more

  • 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