2016 ASCO Annual Meeting Planning Committees

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The ASCO Annual Meeting highlights the latest research and treatment advances in oncology, with nearly 30,000 oncology professionals attending each year. ASCO wishes to acknowledge the volunteers on this year’s Cancer Education and Scientific Program Committees and thank them for their time and expertise in developing the Annual Meeting educational and scientific programs.

Cancer Education Committee

The Cancer Education Committee assesses the need for, plans, develops, and initiates the education programs of the Society, with special emphasis on the Annual Meeting.

  • Apar Kishor Ganti, MD, MBBS—Chair
  • Michael A. Thompson, MD, PhD—Chair-Elect
  • John Vernon Cox, DO, FACP, ­FASCO, MBA—Immediate Past Chair
  • Lillian L. Siu, MD—Board Liaison

 Breast Cancer

  • Hope S. Rugo, MD—Track Leader
  • Judy Caroline Boughey, MD
  • Jennifer A. Brown, MD
  • Raquel Nunes, MD
  • Debra A. Patt, MD, MPH, MBA
  • Rinaa S. Punglia, MD
  • Elizabeth C. Reed, MD
  • Tallal Younis, MBBCh, FRCP

 Cancer Prevention, Hereditary Genetics, and Epidemiology

  • P. Kelly Marcom, MD—Track Leader
  • Monique A. De Bruin, MD
  • Jeri Kim, MD
  • Howard L. McLeod, PharmD
  • Electra D. Paskett, PhD
  • Surendra Srinivas Shastri, MD, MBBS
  • Margreet Ausems, MD, PhD

Care Delivery and Practice ­Management

  • Jeffery C. Ward, MD—Track Leader
  • Aditya Bardia, MBBS, MPH
  • Kelly Bugos, RN, ANP, MS
  • Moshe C. Chasky, MD
  • John Emmett Hennessy, CMPE, MBA
  • Lee Steven Schwartzberg, MD, FACP

 Central Nervous System Tumors

  • Manmeet Singh Ahluwalia, MD—Track Leader
  • Eric L. Chang, MD
  • Nicole A. Shonka, MD
  • Roger Stupp, MD

 Clinical Trials

  • Sumithra J. Mandrekar, PhD—
    Track Leader
  • Janet Dancey, MD

 Developmental Therapeutics and Translational Research

  • Howard A. Burris, MD, FASCO—Track Leader
  • Julia A. Beaver, MD
  • Francisco J. Esteva, MD, PhD
  • John Charles Morris, MD

 Gastrointestinal (Colorectal) Cancer

  • Donald A. Richards, MD, PhD—Track Leader
  • Chris R. Garrett, MD
  • Chi Lin, MD, PhD
  • Ashwin Reddy Sama, MD
  • Henry Q. Xiong, MD

Gastrointestinal (Noncolorectal) Cancer

  • Vincent J. Picozzi, MD—Track Leader
  • Tanios S. Bekaii-Saab, MD
  • Jimmy J. Hwang, MD
  • Se Hoon Park, MD
  • Manish A. Shah, MD
  • William Small, MD

 Genitourinary (Nonprostate) Cancer

  • Stephen Boyd Riggs, MD—Track Leader
  • Thomas E. Hutson, DO, PharmD
  • Jose A. Karam, MD
  • Ulka N. Vaishampayan, MD

Genitourinary (Prostate) Cancer

  • Himisha Beltran, MD—Track Leader
  • Edward M. Schaeffer, MD, PhD
  • Chris Parker, BA, BM Bchir, MD, FRCR, FRCP
  • Nicholas J. Vogelzang, MD, FASCO

 Geriatric Oncology

  • Andrew S. Artz, MD, MS—Track Leader
  • William P. Tew, MD
  • William Tse, MD

 Gynecologic Cancer

  • Helen Mackay, MD—Track Leader
  • Elise C. Kohn, MD
  • Linda Duska, MD
  • Linda Van Le, MD

Head and Neck Cancer

  • Joseph Kamel Salama, MD—Track Leader
  • John Truelson, MD
  • John A. Ridge, MD, PhD
  • Irina Veytsman, MD

 Health Services Research and Quality of Care

  • Bruce Lee Jacobs, MD—Track Leader
  • Nicole Maria Kuderer, MD
  • Jennifer W. Mack, MD
  • Ethan M. Basch, MD
  • Daniel Jacob Becker, MD
  • Dawn L. Hershman, MD

 Hematologic Malignancies: ­Leukemia, Myelodysplastic ­Syndromes, and Allotransplant

  • Jorge E. Cortes, MD—Track Leader
  • Jonathan Michael Gerber, MD
  • Steven M. Devine, MD
  • Hanna Khoury, MD
  • David Leibowitz, MD

 Hematologic Malignancies: ­
Lymphoma and Chronic ­Lymphocytic Lymphoma

  • Grzegorz S. Nowakowski, MD—Track Leader
  • Matthew Alexander Lunning, DO
  • Jeffrey Matous, MD
  • John M. Pagel, MD, PhD
  • Michael A. Thompson, MD, PhD

 Hematologic Malignancies: Plasma Cell Dyscrasia

  • Sagar Lonial, MD—Track Leader
  • Asher Alban Chanan-Khan, MD
  • Parameswaran Hari, MD
  • Ravi Vij, MD
  • Irene M. Ghobrial, MD

Lung Cancer

  • Martin J. Edelman, MD—Track Leader
  • Shirish M. Gadgeel, MD
  • Puneeth Iyengar, MD, PhD
  • Craig H. Reynolds, MD
  • David R. Spigel, MD
  • Arkadiusz Z. Dudek, MD, PhD

 Melanoma/Skin Cancers

  • Sanjiv S. Agarwala, MD—Track Leader
  • Jason John Luke, MD, FACP
  • Janice M. Mehnert, MD
  • Ahmad A. Tarhini, MD, PhD
  • Alexander Christopher Jonathan
  • Van Akkooi, MD, PhD

Patient and Survivor Care

  • Nagendra Tirumali, MD—Track Leader
  • Louise Christie Walter, BS, MD
  • Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN
  • Kathi Mooney, PhD, RN
  • Maria Alma Rodriguez, MD

 Pediatric Oncology

  • Tara O. Henderson, MD, MPH—Track Leader
  • Joel A. Weinthal, MD
  • Gregory T. Armstrong, MD, MSCE
  • Stewart Goldman, MD

 Professional Development

  • Anne S. Tsao, MD—Track Leader
  • Jill Gilbert, MD
  • Kristin Anderson, MD, MPH
  • Kelly J. Cooke, DO
  • Laura Goff, MD
  • Roberto Leon-Ferre, MD


  • Gary K. Schwartz, MD—Track Leader
  • L. Johnetta Blakely, MD
  • Robin Lewis Jones, MD, BSc, MBBS, MRCP
  • Min S. Park, MD, MS

 Tumor Biology

  • Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD—Track Leader
  • Ravi Salgia, MD, PhD
  • Eliezer Mendel Van Allen, MD
  • Vamsidhar Velcheti, MD


  • Gregg Franklin, MD, PhD: Clinical Practice Committee
  • Howard Bailey, MD: Cancer ­Prevention Committee
  • Melissa Johnson, MD: Cancer ­Research Committee
  • Charles Shapiro, MD: Cancer ­Survivorship Committee
  • Thomas Leblanc, MD, MA: Ethics Committee
  • William Tew, MD: Geriatrics ­Special Interest Group
  • Leonard Saltz, MD: Health Services Research and Quality of Care
  • Manish Shah, MD: Health Services Research and Quality of Care
  • Ann Von Gehr, MD: Health ­Services Research and Quality of Care
  • Gina Villani, MD: Health Services Research and Quality of Care
  • Sana Al Sukhun, MD, MSc: International Affairs Committee

Scientific Program Committee

The Scientific Program Committee reviews and selects abstracts for presentation at the Annual Meeting and publication in the Programs/Proceedings. Members serve a 3-year term on the committee to plan, develop, and initiate the scientific sessions at the Annual Meeting.

  • Lynn M. Schuchter, MD—Chair
  • David C. Smith, MD—Chair-Elect
  • Alan Venook, MD—Immediate Past Chair
  • Lillian L. Siu, MD—Board Liaison


  • Katherine Panageas, PhD—Track Leader
  • Urania Dafni, ScD
  • Elizabeth Garrett-Mayer, PhD
  • Wendy London, PhD
  • Ying Lu, PhD
  • Sumithra Mandrekar, PhD
  • Donna Niedzwiecki, PhD

 Breast Cancer: HER2/Estrogen-Receptor

  • Carey Anders, MD—Track Leader
  • Hope S. Rugo, MD
  • Angela DeMichele, MD
  • Cornelia Liedtke, MD
  • Sherene Loi, MD, PhD
  • Shanu Modi, MD
  • Patrick Morris, MD
  • Alexandra Thomas, MD

Breast Cancer: Triple-Negative Breast Cancer/Cytotoxics/Local Therapy

  • Beverly Moy, MD—Track Leader
  • Hope S. Rugo, MD
  • Steven Isakoff, MD, PhD
  • Elizabeth Mittendorf, MD, PhD
  • Pamela Munster, MD
  • Ruth O’Regan, MD
  • Tiffany Traina, MD
  • Andrew Wahl, MD

 Cancer Prevention, Genetics, and Epidemiology

  • Adam Olszewski, MD—Track Leader
  • P. Kelly Marcom, MD
  • Habibul Ahsan, MBBS, MSc
  • Kate Maxwell, MD, PhD
  • James Foran, MD, FRCPC
  • Brian Wolpin, MD

Central Nervous System Tumors

  • Daphne Haas-Kogan, MD—Track Leader
  • Manmeet Singh Ahluwalia, MD
  • John De Groot, MD
  • Andrew Lassman, MD
  • David Reardon, MD

Developmental Therapeutics and Translational Research: Clinical Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

  • Emiliano Calvo, MD, PhD—Track Leader
  • Howard A. Burris, MD, FASCO
  • Ryan Corcoran, MD, PhD
  • Gerald Falchook, MD
  • Laura Goff, MD
  • Herbert Hurwitz, MD
  • Robin Kelley, MD
  • Scott Kopetz, MD
  • Timothy Yap, PhD, MBBS, BSc, MRCP

Developmental Therapeutics
and Translational Research
: ­Immunotherapy

  • Gregory Beatty, MD, PhD—
    Track Leader
  • Howard A. Burris, MD, FASCO
  • Charlotte Ariyan, MD, PhD
  • Jonathan Cebon, PhD, FRACP
  • Lawrence Fong, MD
  • Thomas Gajewski, MD, PhD
  • Zihai Li, MD, PhD
  • Neil Segal, MD, PhD

Gastrointestinal (Colorectal)Cancer

  • Gunnar Folprecht, MD—Track Leader
  • Donald A. Richards, MD, PhD
  • Chloe Atreya, MD, PhD
  • Gong Chen, MD, PhD
  • Steven Cohen, MD
  • Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD
  • Wells Messersmith, MD, FACP
  • Kimmie Ng, MD, MPH
  • Bert O’Neil, MD
  • Thomas Semrad, MD, FACP
  • Larissa Temple, MD
  • Zhen Zhang, PhD, MD

Gastrointestinal (Noncolorectal) Cancer

  • Geoffrey Ku, MD, MBA—Track Leader
  • Vincent J. Picozzi, MD
  • Ghassan Abou-Alfa, MD
  • Waddah Al-Refaie, MD
  • Daniel Chang, MD
  • E. Chiorean, MD
  • Matthew Kulke, MD
  • Albert Lockhart, MD
  • Rebecca Thomas, MD
  • Rachna Shroff, MD
  • Zev Wainberg, MD
  • Colin Weekes, MD, PhD

Genitourinary (Nonprostate) Cancer

  • Noah Hahn, MD—Track Leader
  • Stephen Boyd Riggs, MD
  • Peter Albers, MD
  • Daniel George, MD
  • Elizabeth Plimack, MD, MS
  • Jonathan Rosenberg, MD
  • Cora Sternberg, MD

Genitourinary (Prostate) Cancer

  • Neha Vapiwala, MD—Track Leader
  • Himisha Beltran, MD
  • Robert Dreicer, MD, MS, FACP, FASCO
  • Terence Friedlander, MD
  • Ravi Madan, MD
  • Michael Morris, MD
  • Scott Tagawa, MD, MS
  • Ravi Madan, MD

Gynecologic Cancer

  • Rebecca Kristeleit, MD, PhD—Track Leader
  • Helen Mackay, MD
  • Deborah Armstrong, MD
  • Molly Brewer, MD
  • John Chan, MD
  • Kunle Odunsi, MD

 Head and Neck Cancer

  • Ezra Cohen, MD, FRCPC—
    Track Leader
  • Joseph Kamel Salama, MD
  • Charu Aggarwal, MD, MPH
  • Robert Haddad, MD
  • K. William Harter, MD
  • Kerstin Stenson, MD
  • William M. Lydiatt, MD

 Health Services Research and Quality of Care

  • Rebecca Miksad, MD—Track Leader
  • Nicole Maria Kuderer, MD
  • George Chang, MD, MS
  • Ronald Chen, MD, MPH
  • Shawn Glisson, MD, FACP
  • Ronac Mamtani, MD
  • Helen Parsons, PhD
  • Craig Pollack, MD
  • Thomas Leblanc, MD

Hematologic Malignancies: ­Leukemia, Myelodysplastic ­Syndrome, and Allotransplant

  • Charalambos Andreadis, MD, MSCE—Track Leader
  • Jorge E. Cortes, MD
  • Michael Bishop, MD, FACP
  • Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Jr., MD
  • Joseph Jurcic, MD
  • Lori J. Maness, MD

Hematologic Malignancies:
Lymphoma and Chronic ­Lymphocytic Leukemia

  • Ranjana Advani, MD—Track Leader
  • Grzegorz S. Nowakowski, MD
  • Susan O’Brien, MD
  • Owen O’Connor, MD, PhD
  • Leslie A. Andritsos, MD
  • Sonali Smith, MD

Hematologic Malignancies:
Plasma Cell Dyscrasia

  • Adam Cohen, MD—Track Leader
  • Sagar Lonial, MD
  • Angela Dispenzieri, MD
  • Alexander Lesokhin, MD
  • Thomas Martin, III, MD
  • David Vesole, MD, PhD, FACP

Lung CancerNon–Small Cell (Local-Regional)/Small Cell/Other

  • Edward Garon, MD—Track Leader
  • Martin J. Edelman, MD
  • Thomas Hensing, MD
  • Tom John, PhD, FRACP, MBBS
  • Leslie Kohman, MD
  • Feng Ming Kong, MD
  • Gregory J. Riely, MD, PhD
  • Taofeek Owonikoko, MD, PhD, MS

Lung CancerNon–Small Cell Metastatic

  • Mark Kris, MD, FASCO—Track Leader
  • Martin J. Edelman, MD
  • Grace Dy, MD
  • Matthew Gubens, MD
  • Sai-Hong Ou, MD, PhD
  • Geoffrey Oxnard, MD
  • Jonathan Riess, MD
  • Alice Shaw, MD, PhD
  • Heather Wakelee, MD

Melanoma/Skin Cancers

  • Georgina Long, MD, PhD, BSc, FRACP—Track Leader
  • Sanjiv S. Agarwala, MD
  • Paul Chapman, MD
  • Adil Daud, MD
  • Tara Gangadhar, MD

Patient and Survivor Care

  • Tessa Cigler, MD, MPH—Track Leader
  • Nagendra Tirumali, MD
  • Shari Goldfarb, MD
  • Monica Iriso, MD
  • Arif Kamal, MD, MHS, FACP
  • Kavitha Ramchandran, MD
  • Arati Rao, MD
  • Charles Shapiro, MD
  • Katherine Van Loon, MD, MPH

Pediatric Oncology

  • Steven DuBois, MD—Track Leader
  • Tara O. Henderson, MD, MPH
  • Lisa Diller, MD
  • Richard Aplenc, MD
  • Maryam Fouladi, MD


  • Venkata Bulusu, MD, FRCR—
    Track Leader
  • Gary Schwartz, MD
  • Vicki Keedy, MD
  • Eric Nakakura, MD, PhD
  • Jonathan Trent, II, MD, PhD

Tumor Biology

  • Andrew Nixon, PhD—Track Leader
  • Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD
  • Pamela Goodwin, MD
  • Michael Green, PhD
  • Patrick C. Ma, MD, MSc
  • Wolfgang Korn, MD
  • Lawrence Schwartz, MD
  • Wafik S. El-Deiry, MD, PhD, FACP ■

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