International Clinical Trials Workshop

International Clinical Trials Workshop

George W. Sledge, MD, FASCO

Jan 20, 2011

Congratulations to our colleagues in ASCO and SEMCO (the South and Eastern Mediterranean College of Oncology) for putting on the International Clinical Trials Workshop this weekend in Cairo. The workshop involves seasoned investigators from both societies, with ASCO being represented by Drs. Robin Zon (a distinguished community physician who has served as co-chair of our Clinical Trials Workshop Planning Committee and currently sits on the Board of Directors), Jo Anne Zujewski (of the NCI, an expert in the development of Phase III trials), and Alexandru Eniu (of the Cancer Institute "I. Chiricuta" in Cluj-Napoca, Romania). The course is designed to teach skills in implementation of clinical research and targets research in emerging economies. Looks like a good agenda, and the purpose is an important one. We all can learn from each other, and the emerging problem of cancer in low- and middle-income countries dearly needs increased attention from the clinical trials community.

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Comments

Anees B. Chagpar, MD, MPH

Jan, 22 2011 7:32 PM

Agree completely!  ASCO has been doing a lot of work to try to address issues in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in the International Affairs Committee.  For those who want to check out what ASCO has been doing in this area, check out Doug Pyle's post in the "Forums" section of ascoconnection!

Ahmed M. Elzawawy

Jan, 23 2011 10:16 AM

SEMCO &  ICEDOC & ICEDOC’s Experts in Cancer  without Borders ( www.icedoc.org & www.semco-oncology.info ) and are too honored with the collaboration with our big Society ASCO along the last years. We are looking forward for continuous  and very constructive  cooperation in the upcoming years. Thanks to all friends in ASCO international for their big efforts all times! . Happy , peaceful  and productive year for all in the world. Ahmed Elzawawy, An ASCO member and President of ICEDOC and co-President of SEMCO


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