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Loïc Le Marchand, MD, PhD, MPH, Awarded 2022 AACR Lectureship on Science of Cancer Health Disparities

The ASCO Post Staff  /  September 25, 2022

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has announced Loïc Le Marchand, MD, PhD, MPH, as the recipient of the 2022 AACR Distinguished Lectureship on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities. Dr. Le Marchand presented his award lecture, “Translating Multiethnic Epidemiological Research In...

BRCA Gene Testing for Men: MSK Launches Cancer Screening Clinic

The ASCO Post Staff  /  September 10, 2022

Perhaps the best known of all cancer predisposition genes are inherited mutations in the genes BRCA1 and BRCA2. They were originally associated with an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancers. Later studies revealed that they also increased the risk of prostate and pancreatic cancers and, in so...

Association of Community Cancer Centers Announces 2022 Innovator Award Winner, Ochsner Cancer Institute

The ASCO Post Staff  /  September 10, 2022

The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) recently announced that Ochsner Cancer Institute in New Orleans is a recipient of a 2022 ACCC Innovator Award. The award recognizes Ochsner Cancer Institute’s Chemotherapy Care Companion program—a digital technology system that allows the cancer car...

Allison Institute Announces Creation of Scientific Advisory Board

The ASCO Post Staff  /  September 10, 2022

The James P. Allison Institute at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, recently announced the establishment of its scientific advisory board to provide strategic guidance and evaluation of its research portfolio and programs. The 11-person advisory board will be co-chaired by ...

IASLC Names Co-Chairs of the 2023 World Conference on Lung Cancer

The ASCO Post Staff  /  September 10, 2022

Three thoracic oncologists were named co-chairs of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) 2023 World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC), which will take place September 9–12 in Singapore. Co-chairs work with IASLC to plan the annual research meeting, select program track me...

Neurosurgeon Ashish Shah, MD, Returns to Sylvester to Head Clinical Trials and Translational Research on Brain Tumors

The ASCO Post Staff  /  September 10, 2022

Ashish Shah, MD, has assumed the newly created position of Director of Clinical Trials and Translational Research and principal investigator in the Section of Virology and Immunotherapy at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Brain Tumor Initiative (BTI) at the University of Miami Miller School...

Thomas J. Herzog, MD, to Serve as Board President-Elect of the GOG Foundation, Inc, for Gynecologic Malignancies

The ASCO Post Staff  /  September 10, 2022

The GOG Foundation, Inc (GOG-F), Board of Directors recently announced the election of Thomas J. Herzog, MD, as its next President, succeeding Larry J. Copeland, MD, who has served in this role since 2017. Under Dr. Copeland’s leadership, the GOG-F has experienced unprecedented growth in its clinica...

Sylvester Researchers Receive $9.5 Million Grant to Study Esophageal Cancer

The ASCO Post Staff  /  September 10, 2022

Researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have received a $9.5 million National Cancer Institute Program Project (P01) grant to investigate esophageal adenocarcinoma. “People with chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease can develop a p...

The Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine Appoints New Directors

The ASCO Post Staff  /  August 25, 2022

Jedd Wolchok, MD, PhD, FASCO, an internationally acclaimed medical oncologist whose innovations in immunotherapy have revolutionized melanoma treatment, has been chosen as the Meyer Director of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Wolchok played a pivotal role i...

Issues in Oncology

Biden Administration Announces New Model to Improve Cancer Care for Medicare Patients

The ASCO Post Staff  /  August 25, 2022

On June 27, 2022, the Biden Administration, through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), announced a new model aimed at improving cancer care for Medicare patients and lowering health-care costs. CMS’ Center for Medicare a...

Pat Morin, PhD, Appointed Deputy Scientific Director of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

The ASCO Post Staff  /  August 10, 2022

Ludwig Cancer Research recently announced the appointment of Pat Morin, PhD, as Deputy Scientific Director of its international nonprofit organization, the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research. Dr. Morin joins Ludwig from the University of Pennsylvania, where he has served as Executive Director for ...

Dana-Farber’s Irene Ghobrial, MD, Selected as William Dameshek Prize Winner

The ASCO Post Staff  /  August 10, 2022

Irene Ghobrial, MD, Director of the Clinical Investigator Research Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, has received the William Dameshek Prize. This award is given annually by the American Society of Hematology (ASH) to an individual younger than age 50 who has made outstanding contri...

Jaye Gardiner, PhD, Receives the 2022 Eddie Méndez Award Honoring Underrepresented Scientists

The ASCO Post Staff  /  August 10, 2022

Jaye Gardiner, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, is among 10 recipients of the 2022 Dr. Eddie Méndez Award. This honor recognizes underrepresented postdoctoral researchers across the United States who have demonstrated research expertise in cancer, infectious d...

Radiologist Claudia Henschke, PhD, MD, of Icahn School of Medicine, Receives the 37th Annual Alton Ochsner Award

The ASCO Post Staff  /  August 10, 2022

Ochsner Health has announced the recipient of the 37th Annual Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Disease: Claudia Henschke, PhD, MD. She is Director, Early Lung and Cardiac Action Program (ELCAP) and Professor of Radiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. This prest...

Donna Hansel, MD, PhD, to Join MD Anderson as Division Head of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

The ASCO Post Staff  /  August 10, 2022

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center recently announced that Donna Hansel, MD, PhD, has been named Division Head of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Dr. Hansel will lead a team of 650, including more than 130 clinical and research faculty, across 4 departments that serve as a bridge b...

Howard Sandler, MD, FASTRO, Voted President-Elect of ASTRO Along With Other New Officers

The ASCO Post Staff  /  August 10, 2022

The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected seven new officers to the society’s Board of Directors, including Howard Sandler, MD, FASTRO, as President-Elect; Michael Kuettel, MD, PhD, MBA, FASTRO, as Secretary/Treasurer-Elect; Iris C. Gibbs, MD, FASTRO, and Curtiland D...

Selwyn M. Vickers, MD, FACS, Named President and CEO of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

The ASCO Post Staff  /  August 10, 2022

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) recently announced that Selwyn M. Vickers, MD, FACS, a pancreatic cancer surgeon and researcher, a pioneer in cancer health disparities research, and an academic medical leader, has been selected to serve as its next President and Chief Executive Offi...

Kimberly Hoggatt Krumwiede, PhD, Named Dean of MD Anderson’s School of Health Professions

The ASCO Post Staff  /  August 10, 2022

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, has chosen Kimberly Hoggatt Krumwiede, PhD, as Dean of MD Anderson’s School of Health Professions. “Dr. Hoggatt Krumwiede exemplifies the qualities we sought to lead our School of Health Professions. She is a skilled and strategic leader...

Mount Sinai Researcher Receives Award From the American Association of Indian Scientists in Cancer Research

The ASCO Post Staff  /  July 10, 2022

Nina Bhardwaj, MD, PhD, Director of Immunotherapy at The Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai, has received the 2022 Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research award from the American Association of Indian Scientists in Cancer Research ­(AAISCR). Dr. Bhardwaj is also Medical Director of the Vaccine an...

New Hematology Chief and Director of the Wesley Center for Immunotherapy Named for UH Seidman Cancer Center

The ASCO Post Staff  /  July 10, 2022

A prominent oncologist with an international reputation for cancer research will lead the new Wesley Center for Immunotherapy at University Hospitals (UH) Seidman Cancer Center as well as the Division of Hematology. Koen van Besien, MD, PhD, comes to UH Seidman Cancer Center from New York-Presbyteri...

ASTRO Welcomes New Vice President of Education and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The ASCO Post Staff  /  July 10, 2022

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) recently hired Chris Neumann as its new Vice President of Learning and Education, and Kirsta Suggs as its first Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). ASTRO is the world’s largest radiation oncology society, with nearly 10,000 members ...

Thomas Stricker, MD, Joins OneOncology as Medical Director for Precision Medicine

The ASCO Post Staff  /  July 10, 2022

OneOncology, headquartered in Nashville, recently appointed Thomas Stricker, MD, as Medical Director for Precision Medicine. Dr. Stricker will work with partner practices to create workflows that reduce physicians’ burden of genomic test ordering and interpretation, allowing more time for patients...

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and L’Institut Servier, of Gustave Roussy, Sign an Oncology Cooperation Agreement

The ASCO Post Staff  /  July 10, 2022

L’Institut Servier, Gustave Roussy, in Villejuif, France, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, have signed a cooperation agreement to foster exchange and develop bilateral collaboration among researchers from these two renowned oncology centers. The 2-year agreement includes the organization o...

Jeffrey M. Rosen, PhD, Honored With 2022 William L. McGuire Memorial Lecture Award

The ASCO Post Staff  /  July 10, 2022

Jeffrey M. Rosen, PhD, will receive the William L. McGuire Memorial Lecture Award at the 2022 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), to be held December 6–10, 2022. The award was established in 1992 to commemorate Dr. McGuire’s significant contributions to breast oncology. Dr. McGuire, along...

Francesca M. Gany, MD, MS, Receives Excellence in Health Care Award From United Hospital Fund

The ASCO Post Staff  /  July 10, 2022

Francesca M. Gany, MD, MS, Chief of the Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, was awarded a 2022 Excellence in Health Care Award by the United Hospital Fund. The award was established in 2019 to honor extraordinary personal leadershi...

ASH Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Toolkit

The ASCO Post Staff  /  July 10, 2022

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) recently announced its recognition and appreciation of Pride Month by highlighting the latest addition to the LGBTQIA+ [(lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual/agender/ally] section of ASH’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion ...

Cleveland Clinic Appoints Alex A. Adjei, MD, PhD, as Chair of Taussig Cancer Institute

The ASCO Post Staff  /  July 10, 2022

Alex A. Adjei, MD, PhD, is the new Chair of Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute. Previously, he served as Consultant in Oncology, Professor of Oncology and Professor of Pharmacology at Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Adjei also oversaw...

The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research Appoints Ryan Schoenfeld, PhD, as Chief Executive Officer

The ASCO Post Staff  /  June 10, 2022

The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research, which actively partners with scientists, research institutions, and philanthropic organizations around the world to accelerate research in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer, recently announced that Ryan Schoenfeld, PhD, has been appointed Chi...

Cleveland Clinic Announces New Appointments to Oncology Staff

The ASCO Post Staff  /  June 10, 2022

The Cleveland Clinic-Taussig Cancer Center recently announced two new appointments and updates to the Center’s staff and faculty. Sophia Balderman, MD, has joined the leukemia group at Taussig Cancer Institute. Prior to her new role, Dr. Balderman was Assistant Professor in the Department of Medic...

Fred Hutch, SCCA, Seattle Children’s, and UW Medicine Complete Restructure of Partnership

The ASCO Post Staff  /  June 10, 2022

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch), Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), Seattle Children’s, and the University of Washington (UW) Medicine have completed the restructure of their longtime relationship and the formation of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, a unified adult cancer resear...

Researcher Xiao-Jing Wang, MD, PhD, Joins UC Davis Cancer Center’s Leadership Team

The ASCO Post Staff  /  June 10, 2022

Xiao-Jing Wang, MD, PhD, assumed the role of Chief Science Officer and Associate Director for Basic Science for the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center in Davis, California. She is also Associate Director for Basic Science. Dr. Wang comes to UC Davis from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medica...

Jennifer Willcox, JD, Named Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Governance Officer at Dana-Farber

The ASCO Post Staff  /  June 10, 2022

After a nationwide search, Jennifer Willcox, JD, has been named Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Governance Officer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In this role, Ms. Willcox has overall responsibility for the legal and board governance function of Dana-Farber. She will serve on the...

TJ Gan, MD, FRCA (UK), to Join MD Anderson as Division Head of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine

The ASCO Post Staff  /  June 10, 2022

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center recently announced that Tong Joo (TJ) Gan, MD, FRCA (UK), has been named Division Head of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine. Dr. Gan will join MD Anderson’s faculty on September 1. Dr. Gan will lead a division composed of 117 faculty...

Emily Whitehead, First Pediatric Patient to Receive CAR T-Cell Therapy, Celebrates Remission 10 Years Later

The ASCO Post Staff  /  June 10, 2022

Tom and Kari Whitehead came to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) 10 years ago looking for a miracle. Their 6-year-old daughter, Emily, had relapsed in her battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), after many months of unsuccessful chemotherapy and a disease that had progressed so rapi...

NCCN Honors Oncology Leaders Promoting Progress in Cancer Care

The ASCO Post Staff  /  June 10, 2022

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) recently announced the recipients of 2022 awards for both internal and external champions advancing NCCN’s mission and helping all people with cancer to live better lives. The annual awards include the Rodger Winn Award for expert judgment and commi...

ASCO Recognizes 2022 Fellows of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

The ASCO Post Staff  /  June 3, 2022 - Narratives Special Issue

On June 4, 2022, 17 individuals received the distinction of FASCO, “Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology” during the ASCO Annual Meeting. The FASCO distinction recognizes ASCO members for their extraordinary volunteer service, dedication, and commitment to ASCO. The following members ...

City of Hope Receives $4.9 Million Grant

The ASCO Post Staff  /  June 3, 2022 - Narratives Special Issue

City of Hope’s Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine has received a $4.9 million grant to train the next generation of scientific leaders in basic stem cell research and its translation into novel, life-saving treatments. The award from the California Institute for Regenerativ...

ASCO Establishes Center for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Sybil Green, JD, RPh, MHA, to Serve as Center’s Vice President

The ASCO Post Staff  /  June 3, 2022 - Narratives Special Issue

On April 12, 2022, ASCO announced the establishment of the ASCO Center for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, which will advance the Society’s equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) goals across the organization and throughout the wider oncology community. ASCO Chief Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion ...

Albert Einstein Cancer Center Announces New Appointments to Key Leadership Positions

The ASCO Post Staff  /  June 3, 2022 - Narratives Special Issue

The Albert Einstein Cancer Center (AECC) in Bronx, New York, has announced the appointment of three faculty members to key leadership positions, reflecting the center’s commitment to basic science, translational, and clinical research and its core principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. New...

City of Hope’s Department of Surgery Chair Awarded 2022 Flance-Karl Award, Given by the American Surgical Association

The ASCO Post Staff  /  June 3, 2022 - Narratives Special Issue

Yuman Fong, MD, Chair of City of Hope’s Department of Surgery and Director of its Center for Surgical Innovation, has been named a recipient of the 2022 Flance-Karl Award by the American Surgical Association (ASA). The award is given annually to one surgeon in the United States who has made semina...

Alex Choi, MD, Joins Palliative Care Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital

The ASCO Post Staff  /  June 3, 2022 - Narratives Special Issue

Alex Choi, MD, recently joined the faculty of the Palliative Care Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital as Instructor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine). Dr. Choi received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and completed a combined internal medicine a...

Lynn M. Schuchter, MD, FASCO, to Become ASCO President-Elect, 2022–2023, Following Annual Meeting

The ASCO Post Staff  /  June 3, 2022 - Narratives Special Issue

Individuals elected to ASCO leadership for the 2022–2023 term were announced earlier in the year. ASCO elected Lynn M. Schuchter, MD, FASCO, a long-time member and volunteer, to serve as its President beginning in June 2023. Dr. Schuchter will take office as President-Elect immediately after the 202...

City of Hope Researcher Receives Margaret L. Kripke Legend Award for Promotion of Women in Cancer

The ASCO Post Staff  /  June 3, 2022 - Narratives Special Issue

Leslie Bernstein, PhD, Director of City of Hope’s Division of Biomarkers of Early Detection and Prevention, received the Margaret L. Kripke Legend Award for Promotion of Women in Cancer Medicine and Cancer Science. Dr. Bernstein has made a substantial mark on both science and society by identifyin...

NCI Launches Program to Offer Molecular Characterization of Childhood Cancers

The ASCO Post Staff  /  June 3, 2022 - Narratives Special Issue

In support of President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot goal of fostering data sharing in cancer research, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), which is part of the National Institutes of Health, has launched the Molecular Characterization Initiative for pediatric tumors. This program offers tumor molecular...

ASCO Leadership for 2022–2023 Term Announced

The ASCO Post Staff  /  June 3, 2022 - Narratives Special Issue

Individuals elected to ASCO leadership for the 2022–2023 term were announced earlier in the year. Lynn M. Schuchter, MD, FASCO, was elected to serve as the Society’s President beginning in June 2023. Dr. Schuchter will take office as President-Elect immediately after the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting in ...

Mount Sinai and Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation to Collaborate on Aging-Related Cancer

The ASCO Post Staff  /  June 3, 2022 - Narratives Special Issue

The Tisch Cancer Institute (TCI) at Mount Sinai and the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) are launching a unique research program that will fund collaborations between TCI physician-scientists and colleagues from other established cancer research institutions to address the worldwide ...

Prostate Cancer

AUA, ASTRO Release New Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer Guideline

The ASCO Post Staff  /  June 3, 2022 - Narratives Special Issue

Recently, the American Urological Association (AUA), in partnership with the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), released the 2022 clinical practice guideline for the management of clinically localized prostate cancer. The guideline has been endorsed by the Society of Urologic Oncology ...

John E. Dick, PhD, FAACR, to Receive Inaugural AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Blood Cancer Research

The ASCO Post Staff  /  May 25, 2022

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) announced that John E. Dick, PhD, FAACR, Canada Research Chair in Stem Cell Biology, Senior Scientist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, and Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of To...

MSK Introduces The Starr Foundation Program for Discovery Science

The ASCO Post Staff  /  May 10, 2022

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) recently announced the establishment of The Starr Foundation Program for Discovery Science, a pioneering initiative made possible by a $50 million gift from The Starr Foundation. The program will support the work of scientists at the Sloan Kettering Insti...

Memorial Sloan Kettering Announces Two New Appointments

The ASCO Post Staff  /  March 25, 2020

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) recently appointed Sergio Giralt, MD, and Miguel-Angel Perales, MD, as Deputy Division Head of the Division of Hematologic Malignancies and Chief of the Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Service, respectively. Dr. Giralt: New Roles and Old Former Chief o...

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