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Prof. Axel Grothey
Professor of Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine.

Chair, National Cancer Institute colon cancer task force

Vice-chair, gastrointestinal cancer committee of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology

Chair, Academic and Community Cancer Research United (ACCRU) international research network.



Prof. Shaji Kumar
Professor of Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine

Medical Director, Clinical Research Office, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center.


Prof. Divyesh G. Mehta
Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine

Chief of Hematology Oncology Division, Maricopa Integrated Health System, Phoenix, AZ.


Prof. Damiano Rondelli
Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

Director, Stem Cell Transplant Program, UIC Medical center

Member, International Myeloproliferative Disorders Research Consortium (MPD-RC)



Prof. Parameshwaran Venugopal
Professor of Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago.

Co-director, lymphoma program

Associate director of hematology and stem cell transplantation


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Prof. John A. Thompson
Professor of medicine, University of Washington

Medical Director, Phase 1 Clinical Trials program

Director, Melanoma Clinic, Seattle Cancer Care in Seattle, Washington
Vice-Chair, NCCN Melanoma Panel


Prof. Farhad Ravandi

Professor of Medicine, The University of Texas (UT) M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

Chief, Section of Developmental Therapeutics, Department of Leukemia

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Prof. Arkadiusz Dudek

Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

Past – Director,  Solid Tumor Oncology Team, University of Minnesota


Prof. Sarah Taylor

Professor of Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center

Program Director, Hematology/Oncology fellowship program



Dr. Heather Wakelee
Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center

Chief, Thoracic medical oncology research program

Faculty director, Stanford University Cancer Clinical Trials Office (CCTO).

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Dr. Evan Yu

Associate Professor, University of Washington

Director, Clinical Trials Core for GU malignancies

Assistant Fellowship Director, University of Washington department of hematology and Oncology

Member, National Cancer Institute Genitourinary Cancers Steering Committee


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Dr. Roland Walter
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine

Assistant Member, Clinical Research Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, UW, School of Public Health.

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Dr. Prakash Neupane

Assistant Professor of medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center

Co-chair, head and neck disease group clinical research

Director, head and neck medical oncology

Associate director, hematology oncology fellowship program



Dr. Brian Samuels
Hematologist/Oncologist, Spokane Valley Cancer Center/Northwest Oncology

Past – Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois


Dr. Binay Shah
Medical director, St. Joseph Regional Cancer Center and Blood Institute, Lewiston, Idaho

Founder and President, Binaytara Foundation.

President, Idaho Society of Clinical Oncology.


Dr. Arvind Chaudhry

Director, Spokane Valley Cancer Center.


Dr. Karie-Lynn Kelly

Radiation Oncologist, Spokane CyberKnife & Radiation Oncology Center

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Dr. Sallee Jones

General Surgeon, St Joseph Regional Medical Center

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Dr. Dinesh Pendharkar
Consultant, Medical Oncology, Asian Institute of Oncology, Mumbai, India.

Program Director, Medical Oncology

Visiting Professor, RD Gardi Medical College Ujjain


Dr. Somasundaran Subramaniam

Hematologist/Oncologist, Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle

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Dr. Juan Mejia

Surgeon, Liver and Pancreas Surgery service, Providence Health and Services, Spokane

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