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Drs. Fisher and Wolmark receive SSO Distinguished Service Award

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Bernard Fisher, MD, Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, and Norman Wolmark, MD, chairman of the NSABP Foundation, received the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) on March 23 during the organization’s 71st Annual Cancer Symposium at McCormick Place Lakeside Center in Chicago, IL. Dr. Wolmark accepted the award on behalf of Dr. Fisher and himself from Dr. Jeffrey A. Drebin, SSO Past President.

Thomas George, MD discusses importance of clinical trials for colorectal cancer

Thomas George, MD, Medical Director of the GI Oncology Program, University of Florida

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Thomas George, MD, Medical Director of GI Oncology Program at the University of Florida and a Principal Investigator with NSABP Foundation discusses his relationship with NSABP, clinical trials for MSI-high colorectal cancer patients, and the importance of clinical trials for colorectal cancer. (Interviewed October 12, 2017 at the NSABP Foundation Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.)

From “Science Geek” to Cancer Warrior

Carmen J. Allegra, MD, Co-director, NSABP Foundation Research Program

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Growing up in his hometown outside of Philadelphia, Carmen Allegra was a self-described “science geek.” He remembers those times fondly, “I always liked building things and doing experiments to figure out how things work—I was always doing things that my mother would prefer I wouldn't do!" Dr. Allegra’s love of science and “figuring things out” has led to his passion and his career as an oncologist and cancer researcher.

Dr. Norman Wolmark: a Giant in Cancer Care

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In June 2017, Dr. Norman Wolmark, Chairman of NSABP Foundation, Director Research, Allegheny Health Network, Professor of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine and Professor of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine, was inducted into the Giants of Cancer Care program. The mission of the Giants of Cancer Care program is to celebrate innovators and pioneers who have made remarkable achievements in oncology research and the clinical practice of cancer care. At the induction ceremony on June 1, 2017, Dr. Wolmark was recognized and lauded by his peers for his groundbreaking work and determination.

The Women in Breast Cancer Clinical Trials are the Real Heroes

Dr. Thomas Julian, Director of Breast Surgical Oncology, Allegheny Health Network

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Dr. Thomas Julian has always loved chemistry, and knew he wanted to pursue his passion at the University of Pittsburgh, just an hour’s drive from his hometown of New Castle, PA. When he enrolled as an undergraduate in the late 1960s, he wasn't completely sure of his career path. However, after living through his mother's medical struggles, he dedicated his career, and his life, to medicine and helping women.

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