Current Projects

NCI-Comprehensive Cancer Center Tumor Board Program

What if we could learn about the types of discussions that are happening at top cancer centers around the country? What if, instead of being restricted within 4 walls, those conversations could be shared with all of us?

In collaboration with MD Anderson Cancer Center, we designed a process to capture and share knowledge from top cancer centers with community oncologists.

Program Leader: Marina Sharifi, MD, PGY6, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Our site leaders are:

  • Robert Wesolowski, MD, Assistant Professor, Ohio State University
  • Sam J. Lubner, MD, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin
  • Praveen Vikas, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Frederick H. Wilson, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Yale School of Medicine
  • Meghna S. Trivedi, MD, Assistant Professor, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Martina C. Murphy, MD, , University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Kelly McCann, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Michael Cecchini, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine , Yale Cancer Center
  • Paul Kunk , MD, Assistant Professor, University of Virginia
  • Sarah Mougalian, MD, Assistant Professor, Yale School of Medicine
  • Wade T. Iams, MD, Instructor, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Clinton Yam, MBBS, Fellow, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Amanda Parkes, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Section of Hematology/Oncology, University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics
  • Gregory A. Durm, MD, Assistant Professor, IU/PUI School of Medicine
  • Chandrikha Chandrasekharan, MBBS, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
  • Mei Wei, MD, Fellow, University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Katy E. Beckermann, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor - Division of Hematology/Oncology with GU focus, Vanderbilt
  • Angel Qin, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
  • Avan J. Armaghani, MD, Assistant Professor, Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Vadim S. Koshkin, MD, Assistant Professor, University of California San Francisco
  • Kerry Schaffer, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • James Hu, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, USC / Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Kristen R. Spencer, DO, MPH, Assistant Professor, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Priyadarshini Pathak, MD, Fellow, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Sandip H. Patel, MD, Fellow, Ohio State University James Cancer Center
  • Michael E. Roth, MD, Associate Professor, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • David R. Freyer, DO, MS, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Medicine, and Preventive Medicine, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  • Stefanie Thomas, MD, , Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Anthony N. Audino, MD, , Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • S. Alex Mastroyannis, MD, Fellow, University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Landon C. Brown, MD, Fellow, Duke Cancer Institute
  • Nicholas Yeager, MD, Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • Catherine H. Marshall, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, John Hopkins Medicine
  • Melissa Brackmann, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute
  • Payam Katebi Kashi, MD, PhD, Gynecologic Oncologist, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Raising awareness about NCI clinical trials on theMednet

theMednet is committed to helping oncologists get answers to their clinical questions. Often, the best answer to a question is a clinical trial.

Clinical trials are how scientific discoveries are translated into improving in cancer care for our patients. The bad news is that only 2-3% of adults with cancer currently enroll on trials. We know that physician awareness of clinical trials has the strongest relationship with accrual, but with everything else on a physician’s mind, it’s incredibly hard to know the right trial at the right time for the right patient.

theMednet has partnered with SWOG and the National Science Foundation to connect oncologists with more trials around the country so that more patients can get tomorrow’s standard of care today.


Journal Club with ASCO

Journal Clubs are a great way to keep up to date with the latest research.

However, it's hard to schedule and bring people together in a modern clinical setting. You have to agree on papers to review, coordinate across Doctor's busy schedules, book rooms, etc.

In partnership with ASCO, theMednet is running online journal clubs with papers sponsored by ASCO.