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May 05, 2021
Many years ago I treated a patient with a rare sarcoma. We recently reconnected and she generously shared her experience of being treated for and now considered "cured" of her rare tumor, with a reminder that the cancer experience is unique to every individual.
May 04, 2021
If luck, as Louis Pasteur noted, favors the prepared mind, how will oncologists not only prepare but extend cognitive capacity in an era where both medical knowledge and the scope of human endeavor that physicians must address continue to increase exponentially?
Apr 27, 2021
With the current pace of progress in cancer care, urgent implementation of cost-effectiveness training curriculum in fellowship training programs will be indispensable, shares Dr. Samer Al Hadidi. 
Apr 12, 2021
"A successful mentorship is mutually beneficial for the mentor and mentee, where each party has to recognize and understand what the other is offering and whether it fits each career path," said Dr. Atlal Abusanad.
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Michael A. Thompson, FASCO, MD, PhD

Michael A. Thompson, MD, PhD, FASCO, is a hematologist/oncologist for Aurora Cancer Care and is the medical director of early-phase cancer research at Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin. He served as 2016-2017 chair of the Cancer Education Committee and is a member of the Research Community Forum Council. He previously served on the Cancer Education Committee on Lymphoma & Plasma Cell Disorders, Integrated Media and Technology Committee, and Development and Fundraising Committee of the Conquer Cancer Foundation. He is a past participant in the ASCO Leadership Development Program. Follow Dr. Thompson on Twitter @mtmdphd.

Oct 25, 2016
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Annual Meeting took place on October 17-18. Here are some highlights on a selection of many of the topics and interactions over that meeting.
Aug 08, 2016
The ASCO Research Community Forum Annual Meeting is in September. As Chair of the Research Community Forum Council, I’m very excited about what’s in store for this year’s meeting and would like to encourage all researchers and research staff to join us for this enriching event.
May 31, 2016
A brief NCORP update. The NCTN and NCORP continue to open and modify Precision Medicine clinical trials including ALCHEMIST, LungMAP, Exceptional Responders, and NCI MATCH.
Nov 23, 2015
A few brief updates from the November meetings of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology (Alliance) and ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group, as well as upcoming meetings.
Sep 11, 2015
The NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Annual Meeting took place August 27-28, 2015, at the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, MD. Themes paralleled those of the ASCO Annual Meeting (#...
Apr 30, 2015
The NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) is a national network of cancer care investigators, providers, academia, and other...

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