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: Maitri Kalra, MD, PGY6, Indiana University.

Our site leaders are:

  • Robert Wesolowski, MD, Assistant Professor, Ohio State University
  • Frederick H. Wilson, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Yale School of Medicine
  • Meghan S. Karuturi, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Meghna S. Trivedi, MD, Assistant Professor, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Kelly McCann, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Sarah Mougalian, MD, Assistant Professor, Yale School of Medicine
  • 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
  • Mei Wei, MD, PhD, Fellow, University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Angel Qin, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
  • Avan J. Armaghani, MD, Fellow, University of Florida
  • Jean Bustamante Alvarez, MD, MS, Fellow, Ohio State University James Cancer Center

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 is partnering with SWOG to connect oncologists about the trials they care about for the patients they see. Over time, we plan 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.