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Subject Matter Experts - NCCN 22nd Annual Conference

Topic Subject Matter Expert Title Institution Link to Bio Media Contact

Incorporating New Systemic Therapies in Kidney Cancer Treatment

Eric Jonasch, MD

Professor, Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology, Division of Cancer Medicine

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Bio Link

Clayton Boldt, PhD
Senior Communications Specialist
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
713-792-9518
cboldt@mdanderson.org

Updates to the Management of Advanced Bladder Cancer

Elizabeth Plimack, MD, MS

Chief, Division of Genitourinary Medical Oncology
Director, Genitourinary Clinical Research
Associate Professor, Department of Hematology/Oncology

Fox Chase Cancer Center

Bio Link

Amy Merves
Manager of Media Relations
Fox Chase Cancer Center
215-280-0810
amy.merves@fccc.edu

Systemic Management of Colorectal Cancer

Wells Messersmith, MD

Professor and Co-Division Head, Division of Medical Oncology

University of Colorado Cancer Center

Bio Link

Erika Matich
Media Specialist
University of Colorado Cancer Center
303-724-1528
erika.matich@ucdenver.edu

New Options in the Management of Multiple Myeloma

Shaji Kumar, MD

Professor of Medicine

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

Bio Link

Joe Dangor
Public Affairs Specialist
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Dangor.Yusuf@mayo.edu

Use of Biomarkers and Multigene Assays in Breast Cancer

Lee Schwartzberg, MD, FACP

Executive Director, West Cancer Center
Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Medical Director, West Clinic

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital/The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Bio Link

Peggy Reissner Winburne
Media Relations and Communications Specialist
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
mreissner@uthsc.edu

New Approaches to Endocrine Therapy in Breast Cancer

William Gradishar, MD

Betsy Bramsen Professor of Breast Oncology & Professor of Medicine
Deputy Director, Clinical Network
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
Director, Maggie Daley Center for Women's Cancer Care
Deputy Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

Bio Link

Jennifer Matz Bowker
Manager of Communications
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
312-695-0502
j-bowker@northwestern.org

Life After Treatment: Quality of Life Concerns in Patients Treated for Cancer

Mindy Goldman, MD

Director, Women's Cancer Care Program
Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center

UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Bio Link

Vicky Agnew
Director, Marketing and Integrated Communications
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
415-502-6457
vicky.agnew@ucsf.edu

Smoking Cessation in Patients with Cancer: Treatment Advances and the Oncologist’s Role

Paul Cinciripini, PhD

Department Chair, Department of Behavioral Science, Division of OVP, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences Director, Tobacco Treatment Program, Department of Behavioral Science
Professor w/Tenure, Department of Behavioral Science

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Bio Link

Clayton Boldt, PhD
Senior Communications Specialist
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
713-792-9518
cboldt@mdanderson.org

About the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 27 leading cancer centers, is dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer. Through the leadership and expertise of clinical professionals at NCCN Member Institutions, NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health care delivery system. As the arbiter of high-quality cancer care, NCCN promotes the importance of continuous quality improvement and recognizes the significance of creating clinical practice guidelines appropriate for use by patients, clinicians, and other health care decision-makers. The primary goal of all NCCN initiatives is to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of oncology practice so patients can live better lives. For more information, visit NCCN.org.

The NCCN Member Institutions are:

  • Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center
  • Case Comprehensive Cancer Center/University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute
  • City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center | Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
  • Duke Cancer Institute
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
  • The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
  • Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
  • Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital/The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Stanford Cancer Institute
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
  • UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • University of Colorado Cancer Center
  • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center
  • Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
  • Yale Cancer Center/Smilow Cancer Hospital