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Nov 20, 2018
 Although there are still several weeks left in 2018, events have left me speechless twice this year: the deaths of two women, well before their time.
Nov 20, 2018
Attending the ASCO Annual Meeting was a great reminder of the importance of our social media-based networking; each time I “met” a HOWPG member for the first time, it felt like meeting a close old friend.
Nov 20, 2018
To rescue someone on the precipice takes courage, with strong doses of love, acceptance, and supported choices and, above all, trust and hopefulness.
Nov 19, 2018
At a recent meeting, the ASCO delegation to the AMA House of Delegates presented concerns focused on the Competitive Acquisition Program (CAP), among a variety of other issues.
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Michael A. Thompson, 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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