Edward S Kim MD
Chairman SAB
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Edward S. Kim, MD
Chair, Solid Tumor Oncology and Investigational Therapeutics
Donald S. Kim Distinguished Chair for Cancer Research
Levine Cancer Institute
Carolinas Healthcare System
Charlotte, NC

Edward S. Kim, MD is Chair of Solid Tumor Oncology and Investigational Therapeutics, Medical Director of the Clinical Trials Office, and the Donald S. Kim Distinguished Chair for Cancer Research at the Levine Cancer Institute, Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, NC.

Dr. Kim was previously at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas where he was a tenured Associate Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Section of Head and Neck Medical Oncology and Director of Clinical Research Operations in the Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology.

Dr Kim received his Bachelor of Science and medical degrees from the Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME) at Northwestern University, his residency at Baylor College of Medicine, and his fellowship in medical oncology at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr Kim specializes in cancer biomarkers and novel targeted agents in the treatment and prevention settings and has expertise in lung, head and neck cancers. He chaired the Department of Defense Biomarker-based Approaches of Targeted Therapy for Lung Cancer Elimination (BATTLE) personalized medicine program in lung cancer. He currently oversees the solid tumor faculty and research development at Levine Cancer Institute.

Dr Kim is the author or coauthor of more than 100 published articles, book chapters, reviews in journals such as Lancet, Lancet Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Cancer Discovery, Clinical Cancer Research Cancer, and Cancer Prevention Research, involving cancer therapeutics and prevention with chemotherapy and novel targeted agents, with particular emphases on lung cancer and head and neck cancer.

Lee S Schwartzberg MD, FACP
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Primary Appointments

Executive Director, West Cancer Center, Memphis, TN
Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Medical Director, West Clinic
President/CMO, Vector Oncology
Board of Directors, National Comprehensive Care Network

Lee S. Schwartzberg, MD, FACP, is the Executive Director of West Cancer Center and is the Medical Director and a senior partner of West Clinic. He is a Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He also serves as President/CMO for Vector Oncology, an oncology specific SMO/CRO. Dr. Schwartzberg was the founding editor-in-chief of the journal Community Oncology and currently serves as the editor-in-chief of the Practice Update Oncology website. He serves on the editorial board of both the Journal of Supportive Oncology and The ASCO Post, in addition to serving as a reviewer for many prominent medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Schwartzberg is also a member of the board of directors for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. His major research interests are new therapeutic approaches to breast cancer, targeted therapy and supportive care. He has published more than 150 research papers during his oncology career. Dr. Schwartzberg is board certified in internal medicine, hematology, and medical oncology. He maintains a private practice in medical oncology focusing on breast cancer.

Jean-Charles Soria MD, PhD
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Jean-Charles Soria is a Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology at South-Paris University. He is a tenure track and full time cancer specialist at Institut Gustave Roussy. Dr Soria trained as a medical oncologist and obtained the Silver medal from Paris Medical School in 1997. He gained a PhD degree in the fundamental basis of oncogenesis in 2001, and completed his training with a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Thoracic Head and Neck Medical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA, where he holds an Adjunct Professorship since 2012. Professor Soria is currently Chair of Drug Development Depatment at Gustave Roussy Cancer Center in Paris and is a member of the lung cancer unit with a focus on targeted therapies. His main research interests are: early clinical development, phase I trials across solid tumors, pharmacodynamic biomarkers, lung cancer and personalized medecine. He is also involved in translational research aspects related to precision medicine and tumor progression notably in lung cancer models (INSERM unit 981). Dr Soria was a member of ESMO executive committee from 2008 to 2009, and serves as an ASCO committee member since 2006. He was the scientific chairman of the ECCo-ESMo 2011 meeting that was held in Stockholm in 2011. He has contributed to over 340 peer-reviewed publications, including publications as first or last author in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, and the Journal of Clinical Oncology. He has being appointed as New Editor in Chief for the journal Annals of Oncology for the period 2014-2018.

Sandra Swain MD, FACP, FASCO
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Sandra M. Swain, MD, FACP, FASCO is a Professor of Medicine and the Associate Dean for Research Development at the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) in Washington, DC. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. In her primary role as Associate Dean for Research Development, Swain works closely with industry and community partners to improve patients’ access to cutting-edge treatments and technologies by expanding medical research opportunities both at GUMC and across the MedStar Health system.

Swain graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina in
1975 and earned her Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1980. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt University in 1983 followed by a fellowship in Medical Oncology at the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute in 1986. She served at the National Institutes of Health as the Deputy Branch Chief for the Medicine Branch of the Center for Cancer Research at the NCI as a tenured Principal Investigator. Next at the NIH, she became the Head of the Breast Cancer Section, and Chief of the Cancer Therapeutics Branch. From 2007-2016 she served as the Medical Director of the Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.

Swain’s research interests include translational research and clinical trials focused on metastatic and inflammatory breast cancer, adjuvant therapy for breast cancer, cardiotoxicity, and health care disparities. Her research has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and the Avon Foundation. She has published over 270 articles and is internationally recognized as a leader in the field breast cancer research and treatment. Moreover, Swain has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work, including the Susan G. Komen Award of Distinction for Community Service in 2012. She is also a recipient of the National Institutes of Health Merit Award, as well as a two-time recipient of the National Cancer Institute Mentor of Merit Award. In 2012, she received the Claude Jacquillat Award for Clinical Cancer Research and in 2016, the 3rd Aleksandr Savchuk Prize, Aleksandr Savchuk Foundation. The Washington Business Journal honored Swain with its prestigious Women Who Mean Business award in 2016.

Swain was a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Board of directors and served as President from 2013-14. She is currently a member and treasurer of the Conquer Cancer Foundation Board of Directors of ASCO. She sits on the Executive Committee of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at GUMC. She has actively contributed to the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project for over 30 years, as Vice-Chair of the Breast Committee and a Principal Investigator of adjuvant trials for breast cancer. She currently is an active member of the NRG Breast Committee. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and ASCO. She is a member of both the American Association of Cancer Research and the American Medical Association.

Edward S Kim MD
Chairman SAB

Edward S. Kim, MD
Chair, Solid Tumor Oncology and Investigational Therapeutics
Donald S. Kim Distinguished Chair for Cancer Research
Levine Cancer Institute
Carolinas Healthcare System
Charlotte, NC

Edward S. Kim, MD is Chair of Solid Tumor Oncology and Investigational Therapeutics, Medical Director of the Clinical Trials Office, and the Donald S. Kim Distinguished Chair for Cancer Research at the Levine Cancer Institute, Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, NC.

Dr. Kim was previously at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas where he was a tenured Associate Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Section of Head and Neck Medical Oncology and Director of Clinical Research Operations in the Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology.

Dr Kim received his Bachelor of Science and medical degrees from the Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME) at Northwestern University, his residency at Baylor College of Medicine, and his fellowship in medical oncology at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr Kim specializes in cancer biomarkers and novel targeted agents in the treatment and prevention settings and has expertise in lung, head and neck cancers. He chaired the Department of Defense Biomarker-based Approaches of Targeted Therapy for Lung Cancer Elimination (BATTLE) personalized medicine program in lung cancer. He currently oversees the solid tumor faculty and research development at Levine Cancer Institute.

Dr Kim is the author or coauthor of more than 100 published articles, book chapters, reviews in journals such as Lancet, Lancet Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Cancer Discovery, Clinical Cancer Research Cancer, and Cancer Prevention Research, involving cancer therapeutics and prevention with chemotherapy and novel targeted agents, with particular emphases on lung cancer and head and neck cancer.

Ramaswamy Govindan MD

Ramaswamy Govindan, MD, is the Anheuser Busch Chair of Medical Oncology and Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM). Dr. Govindan received his medical degree from the University of Madras in India, and undertook internship and residency training in internal medicine at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago. He completed his fellowship in hematology-oncology at WUSM and joined the faculty in 1998. He is interested in studying genomic alterations in lung cancer and translating these findings in the clinic. He has led several national and international clinical trials in lung cancer. He is the Principal Investigator for the NCI sponsored ALCHEMIST Trial to study the impact of targeted therapy in early stage lung cancer. He is the co-chair of the lung cancer working group for The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project and the Cancer Driver Discovery Project (CDDP) funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) He is also the Principal Investigator of the NCI sponsored Paul Calabresi K12 Oncology Training Program and the R25 STRENGTH program at WUSM both funded by the NCI.

Geoffrey R Oxnard MD

Dr. Oxnard is a thoracic oncologist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He graduated with honors from the University of Chicago School of Medicine, received his medical training at Massachusetts General Hospital, and performed oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is a clinic-based translational investigator whose research includes studies of targeted therapies for genotype-defined NSCLC populations, familial lung cancer due to germline EGFR mutations, and noninvasive plasma genotyping technologies. He was previously awarded with a Young Investigator Award and Career Development Award from the Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO, a Career Development Award from the US Department of Defense, and has recently been named a Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator. He has given oral presentations on his research at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North American, and the World Conference on Lung Cancer.

Lee S Schwartzberg MD, FACP

Primary Appointments

Executive Director, West Cancer Center, Memphis, TN
Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Medical Director, West Clinic
President/CMO, Vector Oncology
Board of Directors, National Comprehensive Care Network

Lee S. Schwartzberg, MD, FACP, is the Executive Director of West Cancer Center and is the Medical Director and a senior partner of West Clinic. He is a Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He also serves as President/CMO for Vector Oncology, an oncology specific SMO/CRO. Dr. Schwartzberg was the founding editor-in-chief of the journal Community Oncology and currently serves as the editor-in-chief of the Practice Update Oncology website. He serves on the editorial board of both the Journal of Supportive Oncology and The ASCO Post, in addition to serving as a reviewer for many prominent medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Schwartzberg is also a member of the board of directors for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. His major research interests are new therapeutic approaches to breast cancer, targeted therapy and supportive care. He has published more than 150 research papers during his oncology career. Dr. Schwartzberg is board certified in internal medicine, hematology, and medical oncology. He maintains a private practice in medical oncology focusing on breast cancer.

Jean-Charles Soria MD, PhD

Jean-Charles Soria is a Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology at South-Paris University. He is a tenure track and full time cancer specialist at Institut Gustave Roussy. Dr Soria trained as a medical oncologist and obtained the Silver medal from Paris Medical School in 1997. He gained a PhD degree in the fundamental basis of oncogenesis in 2001, and completed his training with a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Thoracic Head and Neck Medical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA, where he holds an Adjunct Professorship since 2012. Professor Soria is currently Chair of Drug Development Depatment at Gustave Roussy Cancer Center in Paris and is a member of the lung cancer unit with a focus on targeted therapies. His main research interests are: early clinical development, phase I trials across solid tumors, pharmacodynamic biomarkers, lung cancer and personalized medecine. He is also involved in translational research aspects related to precision medicine and tumor progression notably in lung cancer models (INSERM unit 981). Dr Soria was a member of ESMO executive committee from 2008 to 2009, and serves as an ASCO committee member since 2006. He was the scientific chairman of the ECCo-ESMo 2011 meeting that was held in Stockholm in 2011. He has contributed to over 340 peer-reviewed publications, including publications as first or last author in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, and the Journal of Clinical Oncology. He has being appointed as New Editor in Chief for the journal Annals of Oncology for the period 2014-2018.

Sandra Swain MD, FACP, FASCO

Sandra M. Swain, MD, FACP, FASCO is a Professor of Medicine and the Associate Dean for Research Development at the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) in Washington, DC. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. In her primary role as Associate Dean for Research Development, Swain works closely with industry and community partners to improve patients’ access to cutting-edge treatments and technologies by expanding medical research opportunities both at GUMC and across the MedStar Health system.

Swain graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina in
1975 and earned her Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1980. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt University in 1983 followed by a fellowship in Medical Oncology at the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute in 1986. She served at the National Institutes of Health as the Deputy Branch Chief for the Medicine Branch of the Center for Cancer Research at the NCI as a tenured Principal Investigator. Next at the NIH, she became the Head of the Breast Cancer Section, and Chief of the Cancer Therapeutics Branch. From 2007-2016 she served as the Medical Director of the Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.

Swain’s research interests include translational research and clinical trials focused on metastatic and inflammatory breast cancer, adjuvant therapy for breast cancer, cardiotoxicity, and health care disparities. Her research has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and the Avon Foundation. She has published over 270 articles and is internationally recognized as a leader in the field breast cancer research and treatment. Moreover, Swain has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work, including the Susan G. Komen Award of Distinction for Community Service in 2012. She is also a recipient of the National Institutes of Health Merit Award, as well as a two-time recipient of the National Cancer Institute Mentor of Merit Award. In 2012, she received the Claude Jacquillat Award for Clinical Cancer Research and in 2016, the 3rd Aleksandr Savchuk Prize, Aleksandr Savchuk Foundation. The Washington Business Journal honored Swain with its prestigious Women Who Mean Business award in 2016.

Swain was a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Board of directors and served as President from 2013-14. She is currently a member and treasurer of the Conquer Cancer Foundation Board of Directors of ASCO. She sits on the Executive Committee of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at GUMC. She has actively contributed to the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project for over 30 years, as Vice-Chair of the Breast Committee and a Principal Investigator of adjuvant trials for breast cancer. She currently is an active member of the NRG Breast Committee. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and ASCO. She is a member of both the American Association of Cancer Research and the American Medical Association.