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  • Tribute: ASCO Remembers Donald L. Morton, MD

    20 Mar 2014 02:09 PM

     Donald L. Morton, MDOn January 10, 2014, the oncology community lost Donald L. Morton, MD, an excellent physician, surgeon, and scientist. At the time of his death, Dr. Morton was the Chief of the Melanoma Program at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, California, an institution that he helped found.He is perhaps most well-known for his development of sentinel lymph node mapping and biopsy for patients with melanoma. In addition... Read more

  • ASCO Board of Directors Member Hagop Kantarjian, MD, to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

    19 Mar 2014 04:11 PM

      Hagop M. Kantarjian, MDHagop M. Kantarjian, MD, an ASCO Board of Directors member and a Professor in the Department of Leukemia at The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, was selected for a Lifetime Achievement Award as part of Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.’s “National Physician of the Year Awards.” Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. identifies top doctors with the aim of helping consumers find the best medical care. Doctors are... Read more

  • March 2014 Member News & Networking

    26 Feb 2014 12:16 PM

      The Yale Cancer Center awarded the Population Science Research Prize to Cary P. Gross, MD, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the Yale School of Medicine, and James B. Yu, MD, Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Radiology at the Yale Cancer Center. Gary Gilliland, MD, PhD, was named the inaugural Vice Dean and Vice President for Precision Medicine at Penn... Read more

  • Life through the Lens

    22 Dec 2013 11:36 AM

    Dr. S. Yousuf Zafar captures the world with photography    S. Yousuf Zafar, MD, MHSInstitution: Duke Cancer InstituteSpecialties: Gastrointestinalcancers, health services researchMember since: 2005ASCO activities: Health DisparitiesCommittee, ASCO-Agency forHealthcare Research and QualityVirtual Learning CollaborativeProject Advisory Committee,ASCOconnection.org columnistS. Yousuf Zafar, MD, MHS, travels the world with his wife... Read more

  • January 2014 Member News & Networking

    20 Dec 2013 02:25 PM

     Michael B. Atkins, MD, Deputy Director of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, accepted a slot on the National Institutes of Health’s Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee.  Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI), added Brian J. Druker, MD, Director of the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University, and Alan F. List, MD, President and... Read more

  • ASCO CMO Dr. Richard L. Schilsky Elected to Reagan-Udall Foundation Board of Directors

    06 Dec 2013 04:40 PM

      ASCO congratulates Chief Medical Officer Richard L. Schilsky, MD, FASCO, on his recent election to the Board of Directors of the Reagan-Udall Foundation (RUF) for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). RUF is an independent not-for-profit organization created by Congress for the purpose of advancing regulatory science—the science of developing the tools and methods that the agency uses to evaluate whether the products it regulates... Read more

  • November 2013 Member News & Networking

    29 Oct 2013 11:41 AM

     Blood cancer expert Frederick R. Appelbaum, MD, was named Executive Vice President and Deputy Director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Amber Borden, MD, a hematologist and oncologist, has joined the staff at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle,in Columbus, Mississippi. The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at John Hopkins appointed Michael... Read more

  • Last Page: Meet ASCO Board of Directors Member Neal J. Meropol, MD

    22 Oct 2013 03:59 PM

    A Nine-Question Introduction to ASCO VolunteersProfessor of Medicine and Chief of Hematology and Oncology, University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University; Associate Director, Clinical Research, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center; Associate Director, Clinical Programs, Seidman Cancer Center, UH Medical Center; and ASCO Board of Directors member   AC: What led you to oncology? Dr. Meropol: I... Read more

  • Songs of the Soul

    22 Oct 2013 03:33 PM

    Untitled Document Steven G. Eisenberg, DO, encourages and inspires patients with music   Steven G. Eisenberg, DO @drseisenberg Institution: California Cancer Associates for Research & Excellence Specialties: Breast, colon, lung, and prostate cancers; integrative oncology Member since: 2002... Read more

  • In Memoriam: ASCO, Oncology Community Remembers Dr. Steven M. Grunberg

    27 Sep 2013 08:42 AM

      On September 22, the oncology community lost Steven M. Grunberg, MD, an outstanding mentor, clinician, and researcher who generously donated his time volunteering for several oncology organizations, including ASCO and the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC). Dr. Grunberg was born in Paterson, NJ, on June 5, 1950. He earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at Cornell University in 1971 and 1975, respectively.... Read more