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Dr. Brawley Goes to Baltimore…and Washington

The latest chapter in Otis W. Brawley, MD’s illustrious career in cancer prevention and control commenced earlier this month when he began his tenure as a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. During an exclusive interview with Onco’Zine, Brawley, 59, followed up on his promise in November to share information about what he then termed as a...

Amid Controversy AstraZeneca Appoints José Baselga to Head R&D for Oncology

In a rather surprising move, AstraZeneca has appointed José Baselga, MD, Ph.D, to head the company's Research & Development unit for Oncology. The appointment ends speculation of what Balsega would do after he resigned from his position as physician-in-chief and chief medical officer of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, less than a week after The New York Times and ProPublica...

Executives from American Express and J.P. Morgan Join St. Baldrick’s Foundation ‘s Board

The St. Baldrick's Foundation, the largest private funder of some of the most brilliant (clinical) research in childhood cancer, has added two new members to its board of directors. The new members, Jyoti Rai, Sr. Vice President of Global Talent, Leadership and Learning at American Express and Thomas Selquist, Managing Director at J.P. Morgan Private Bank, are expected to help...

Astellas Promotes Geoff Towle to Vice President of Oncology Marketing

Astellas Pharma has promoted Geoff Towle to vice president, Oncology Marketing, Astellas US. In his new role, Towle will be responsible for building Astellas Oncology brands with customers in large and specialty market segments through the development and implementation of innovative marketing methods. Towle will report to Mark Reisenauer, senior vice president, Oncology Business Unit. "Astellas is committed to making a...

Cory Wiegert Named New CEO of ASCO’s CancerLinQ

Cory Wiegert has been named Chief Executive Officer of CancerLinQ LLC, a wholly owned non-profit subsidiary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), established for the development and operation of ASCO's CancerLinQ™ initiative, a health information technology (HIT) platform aimed at enhancing and improving the understanding and treatment of cancer. Mr. Wiegert, a proven expert in building and successfully...

Griffith R. Harsh IV to Lead Neurological Surgery at UC Davis

Renowned surgeon, scientist and educator Griffith Rutherford Harsh IV has been selected as chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery and the Julian R. Youmans Chair in Neurological Surgery at UC Davis Health. He begins his new position July 1, 2018 Currently, Harsh is vice chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University, where he also is director of...

ASCO's 2013 Educational Program

In this program,Antoinette R. Tan, MD, a medical oncologists at theThe Cancer Institute of New Jersey, discusses the various aspects of the scientific educational value and aspects of the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, being held from May 31 to June 4, 2013 in Chicago, Ill.

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