February 11, 2010
Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD, Drhc (left), has been named president of the RSNA. Dr. Hricak is chairman of the department of radiology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She is also a professor of radiology at Cornell University Medical College and an attending radiologist at Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hricak’s area of expertise is minimally invasive methods for cancer detection, treatment planning, and follow up.
Michael P. Link, MD, has been elected 2011-2012 president of ASCO. Dr. Link currently serves as the Lydia J. Lee Professor of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, Calif., and director of the Bass Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at the Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. He will take office as president-elect at the ASCO 2010 meeting. Also, new members were elected to the ASCO board of directors: Julie Vose, MD, from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha; James Abbruzzese, MD, from Houston’s M.D. Anderson Cancer Center; Robin Zon, MD, from Michiana Hematology-Oncology, in South Bend, Ind.; and Lori Pierce, MD, from the University of Michigan School of Medicine in Ann Arbor.
Peter C. Adamson, MD (right), will lead the Children’s Oncology Group (COG). Dr. Adamson is director of clinical and translational research, and chief of the division of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute. He also is a professor of pediatrics and pharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
The Melanoma Research Alliance has appointed Wendy K.D. Selig (left) as president and CEO. She comes to the MRA from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network where she served as the vice president of external affairs and strategic alliances.
Hkan Mellstedt, MD, PhD, will serve as the ESMO representative on the Accreditation Council for Oncology in Europe CME Council. Dr. Mellstedt is a past president of ESMO and the managing director of CancerCentreKarolinska at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm. He will replace Dieter Hossfeld, MD, a professor of oncology at the University of Hamburg in Germany, who will continue to serve as an honorary ACOE council member.
Frances Shepherd, MD, has been elected to the non-U.S. oncologist seat on the ASCO board of directors. Dr. Shepherd, who will serve a four-year term, is a professor of medicine at the University of Toronto and a staff physician at Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network.