2015 ASCO Annual Meeting Planning Committees

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The ASCO Annual Meeting highlights the latest research and treatment advances in oncology, with more than 28,000 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, comprising 24 tracks, assesses the need for, plans, develops, and initiates the education programs of the Society, with special emphasis on the Annual Meeting.


John V. Cox, DO, MBA, FASCO, Chair

Apar Kishor Ganti, MD, MBBS, Chair-Elect

Gini F. Fleming, MD, Immediate Past Chair

Lillian L. Siu, MD, Board Liaison


Breast Cancer

Maxine S. Jochelson, MD, Track Leader

Jennifer A. Brown, MD

Angela DeMichele, MD

Charles E. Geyer Jr, MD, FACP

Raquel Nunes, MD

Debra A. Patt, MD, MPH, MBA

Hope S. Rugo, MD

Julia R. White, MD

Cancer Prevention, Genetics, and Epidemiology

Joshua David Schiffman, MD, Track Leader

Monique A. De Bruin, MD

Jeri Kim, MD

P. Kelly Marcom, MD

Howard L. McLeod, PharmD

Electra D. Paskett, PhD

Ming Tai-Seale, PhD

Donald Lawrence Wickerham, MD

Care Delivery and Practice Management

David G. Pfister, MD, Track Leader

Aditya Bardia, MBBS, MPH

Kelly Bugos, RN

John Emmett Hennessy, MBA, CMPE

Thomas H. Openshaw, MD

Jeffery C. Ward, MD

Central Nervous System Tumors

Manmeet Singh Ahluwalia, MD, Track Leader

Jaishri O’Neill Blakeley, MD

Roger Stupp, MD

Clinical Trials

Janet Dancey, MD

Sumithra J. Mandrekar, PhD

Bhupinder Singh Mann, MBBS

Apostolia Maria Tsimberidou, MD, PhD

Developmental Therapeutics and Translational Research

Roisin M. Connolly, MBBS, Track Leader

Howard A. Burris, MD

Francisco J. Esteva, MD, PhD

John Charles Morris, MD


Jon C. Tilburt, MD

Beverly Moy, MD

Gastrointestinal (Colorectal) Cancer

Martin R.Weiser, MD, Track Leader

Chris R. Garrett, MD

Donald A. Richards, MD, PhD

Henry Q. Xiong, MD

Gastrointestinal (Noncolorectal) Cancer

Matthew H. G. Katz, MD, FACS, Track Leader

Tanios S. Bekaii-Saab, MD

Jimmy J. Hwang, MD

Se Hoon Park, MD

Vincent J. Picozzi, MD

Manish A. Shah, MD

Genitourinary Cancer

Andrea Borghese Apolo, MD, Track Leader

Thomas E. Hutson, DO, PharmD, FACP

Jose A. Karam, MD

John Ward McClean, MD

Stephen Boyd Riggs, MD

Nicholas J. Vogelzang, MD, FASCO

Geriatric Oncology

Andrew S. Artz, MD, MS

William P. Tew, MD

William W. Tse, MD

Gynecologic Cancer

Linda R. Duska, MD, Track Leader

Helen Mackay, MD

Matthew A. Powell, MD

Head and Neck Cancer

Anthony Cmelak, MD, Track Leader

Matthew G. Fury, MD

Apar Kishor Ganti, MD, MBBS

John Truelson, MD

Health Services Research and Quality of Care

Jennifer W. Mack, MD, Track Leader

Daniel J. Becker, MD

Nina A. Bickell, MD, MPH

Dawn L. Hershman, MD

Bruce Lee Jacobs, MD

Nicole Kuderer, MD

Leukemia, Myelodysplasia, and Transplantation

David Leibowitz, MD, Track Leader

Jonathan Michael Gerber, MD

Jeffrey E. Lancet, MD

Lung Cancer

Laura Quan Man Chow, MD, Track Leader

Martin J. Edelman, MD

Craig H. Reynolds, MD

David R. Spigel, MD

Glen J. Weiss, MD

Mauro Zukin, MD

Lymphoma and Plasma Cell Disorders

Grzegorz S. Nowakowski, MD, Track Leader

Jeffrey Matous, MD

John M. Pagel, MD, PhD

Donna Ellen Reece, MD

Michael A. Thompson, MD, PhD

Melanoma/Skin Cancers

Suraj S. Venna, MD, Track Leader

Sanjiv S. Agarwala, MD

Jason John Luke, MD, FACP

Janice M. Mehnert, MD

Ahmad A. Tarhini, MD, PhD

Patient and Survivor Care

Karen L. Smith, MD, Track Leader

Deborah Mayer, PhD, AOCN, ANP-BC

Barbara J. Miller, MS, PA-C

Maria Alma Rodriguez, MD

Nagendra Tirumali, MD

Pediatric Oncology

Gregory T. Armstrong, MD, MSCE, Track Leader

Najat C. Daw, MD

Stewart Goldman, MD

Joel A. Weinthal, MD

Professional Development

Anne S. Tsao, MD, Track Leader

Kristin Anderson, MD, MPH

Kelly J. Cooke, DO

Laura Williams Goff, MD

Lee M. Krug, MD

Jason Michael Samuelian, MD


Gary K. Schwartz, MD, Track Leader

L. Johnetta Blakely, MD

Robert Mikael Henshaw, MD

Min S. Park, MD, MS

Tumor Biology

Elizabeth A. Maher, MD, PhD, Track Leader

Elise C. Kohn, MD

Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD

Eliezer Mendel Van Allen, MD

Scientific Program Committee

The Scientific Program Committee, made up of 22 tracks and a biostatistical core, 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.


Alan P. Venook, MD, Chair

Lynn Mara Schuchter, Chair-Elect

Jedd D. Wolchok, MD, PhD, Immediate Past Chair



Katherine Panageas, PhD, Track Leader

Urania Dafni, ScD

Susan G. Hilsenbeck, PhD

Wendy B. London, PhD

Ying Lu, PhD

Sumithra J. Mandrekar, PhD

Donna Niedzwiecki, PhD

Breast Cancer—HER2/ER

Priya Rastogi, MD, Track Leader

Carey K. Anders, MD

Tufia C. Haddad, MD

Cornelia Liedtke, MD

Shanu Modi, MD

Patrick Glyn Morris, MD

Alexandra Thomas, MD

Breast Cancer—Triple-Negative/Cytotoxics/Local Therapy

Steven J. Isakoff, MD, PhD, Track Leader

Eleanor Elizabeth Harris, MD

Tari A. King, MD

Pamela N. Munster, MD

Deborah Toppmeyer, MD

Tiffany A. Traina, MD

Janice Maria Walshe, MD

Cancer Prevention, Genetics, and Epidemiology

James M. Foran MD, FRCPC, Track Leader

Habibul Ahsan, MBBS, MSc

Eric Andrew Collisson, MD

Adam J. Olszewski, MD

Brian M. Wolpin, MD

Central Nervous System Tumors

Andrew B. Lassman, MD, Track Leader

Eric L. Chang, MD

Howard Alan Fine, MD

Daphne A. Haas-Kogan, MD

Developmental Therapeutics—Clinical Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Miguel Angel Villalona-Calero, MD, Track Leader

Emiliano Calvo, MD, PhD

Ryan Bruce Corcoran, MD, PhD

Gerald Steven Falchook, MD

Herbert Hurwitz, MD

Robin Kate Kelley, MD

Scott Kopetz, MD

Timothy Anthony Yap, PhD, MBBS, BSc, MRCP

Developmental Therapeutics—Immunotherapy

Neil Howard Segal, MD, PhD, Track Leader

Charlotte Eielson Ariyan, MD, PhD

Gregory Lawrence Beatty, MD, PhD

Jonathan S. Cebon, MD, PhD

Lawrence Fong, MD

Zihai Li, MD, PhD

Andrew Parsa, MD, PhD

Gastrointestinal (Colorectal) Cancer

Edward Chu, MD, Track Leader

Chloe Evelyn Atreya, MD, PhD

Nancy N. Baxter, MD

Gong Chen, MD, PhD

Steven J. Cohen, MD

Gunnar Folprecht, MD

Kimmie Ng, MD, MPH

Bert H. O’Neil, MD

Thomas John Semrad, MD, FACP

Richard H. Wilson, MD

Zhen Zhang, MD, PhD

Gastrointestinal (Noncolorectal) Cancer

Andrew H. Ko, MD, Track Leader

Ghassan K. Abou-Alfa, MD

Waddah B. Al-Refaie, MD

Karyn A. Goodman, MD

Syma Iqbal, MD

Milind M. Javle, MD

Lisa A. Kachnic, MD

Geoffrey Yuyat Ku, MD, MBA

Emil Lou, MD, PhD

Nipun B. Merchant, MD

James Posey, MD

Genitourinary Cancer

Michael J. Morris, MD, Track Leader

Peter Albers, MD

Kathleen A. Cooney, MD

Robert Dreicer, MD

Terence W. Friedlander, MD

Noah M. Hahn, MD

Jonathan E. Rosenberg, MD

Mark N. Stein, MD

Cora N. Sternberg, MD

Scott T. Tagawa, MD, MS

Neha Vapiwala, MD

Gynecologic Cancer

David R. Spriggs, MD, Track Leader

John K. Chan, MD

Levi S. Downs Jr., MD

Paul Haluska, MD, PhD

Rebecca Sophie Kristeleit, MD, PhD

Kunle Odunsi, MD

Head and Neck Cancer

Quynh-Thu Le, MD, Track Leader

John F. Deeken, MD

Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD, FACS

Robert I. Haddad, MD

Vassiliki Papadimitrakopoulou, MD

Health Services Research and Quality of Care

Helen M. Parsons, PhD, Track Leader

George J. Chang, MD, MS

Shawn Dana Glisson, MD, FACP

Monika K. Krzyzanowska, MD, MPH

Rebecca A. Miksad, MD

Arden M. Morris, MD

Craig Evan Pollack, MD

Leukemia, Myelodysplasia, and Transplantation

Michael Russell Bishop MD, FACP, Track Leader

Charalambos Andreadis, MD, MSCE

Ravi Bhatia, MD

Joseph G. Jurcic, MD

Celalettin Ustun, MD

Lung Cancer—Non–Small Cell Local-Regional/Small Cell/Other Thoracic Cancers

Gregory J. Riely, MD, PhD, Track Leader

Edward B. Garon, MD

Scott N. Gettinger, MD

Thomas A. Hensing, MD

Chuong D. Hoang, MD

Tom John, PhD, FRACP, MBBS

Feng Ming Kong, MD

Lung Cancer—Non–Small Cell Metastatic

Grace K. Dy, MD, Track Leader

Matthew A. Gubens, MD

Mark G. Kris, MD

Geoffrey R. Oxnard, MD

Luis Paz-Ares MD, PhD

Nathan A. Pennell, MD, PhD

Jonathan Riess, MD

Lecia V. Sequist, MD, MPH

Lymphoma and Plasma Cell Disorders

Saad Zafar Usmani, MD, FACP, Track Leader

Ranjana H. Advani, MD

Alexander M. Lesokhin, MD

Sagar Lonial, MD

Thomas G. Martin III, MD

Owen A. O’Connor, MD, PhD

Melanoma/Skin Cancers

Svetomir Markovic, MD, PhD, Track Leader

Paul B. Chapman, MD

Adil Daud, MD

Georgina V. Long, PhD, BSc, FRACP, MBBS

Patient and Survivor Care

Shari Beth Goldfarb, MD, Track Leader

Tessa Cigler, MD, MPH

Tara O. Henderson, MD, MPH

Monica Alexandra Iriso, MD

Arif Kamal, MD

Kavitha Ramchandran, MD

Charles L. Shapiro, MD

Katherine Van Loon, MD, MPH

Pediatric Oncology

Lisa Diller, MD, Track Leader

Steven G. DuBois, MD

Jeffrey Toretsky, MD


Jonathan C. Trent II, MD, PhD, Track Leader

Venkata Ramesh Bulusu, MD, FRCR

Eric K. Nakakura, MD, PhD

Dennis A. Priebat, MD

Tumor Biology

Victoria Louise Seewaldt, MD, Track Leader

Michael J. Birrer, MD, PhD

Wolfgang Michael Korn, MD

Mark M. Moasser, MD

Andrew B. Nixon, PhD

David Potter, MD, PhD

Lawrence H. Schwartz, MD

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