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CancerConsultants utilizes leading cancer practitioners and researchers with extensive experience in oncology practice, research and drug development to provide and review the content presented on the web site. Contributing editors are asked to provide information that helps cancer patients to be prepared and informed when they discuss their cancer treatment options with their physicians.

Editorial Policy: The editors of the CancerConsultants develop and write all of the content information presented in the Patient Resource Center and retain sole and complete editorial control of the content. The posting of clinical trials on the Patient Resource Center is performed in exchange for a listing fee. All trials have been approved by the designated institutional review board for the institution conducting the trial prior to posting.

C. Dean Buckner, M.D., Scientific Editor
Dr. Buckner is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and received his residency and post-graduate hematology and oncology training at the University of Washington and the National Cancer Institute. He helped pioneer autologous and allogeneic bone marrow and blood stem cell transplantation as a treatment for cancer with the team headed by E. Donnall Thomas, who received the 1990 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work on transplantation biology. Dr. Buckner was a founding member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Director of the Autologous Marrow Transplant Program. He has authored over 400 publications in the field of hematology and oncology, including many in the New England Journal of Medicine. In 1987, Dr. Buckner was awarded the Joseph Steiner award for achievements in bone marrow transplantation research. He is a founding board member of the Jose Carreras Foundation Against Leukemia and serves on several editorial boards. As a member of the National Cancer Institute grant review process, Dr. Buckner remains active in evaluating the quality of cancer research programs eligible to receive federal research funding. He is an advocate of promoting access to cancer care and clinical trials in the community setting.

Charles H. Weaver M.D., Managing Editor
Charles H. Weaver, M.D. is the founder of Dr. Weaver is a medical oncologist who trained at the University of Pennsylvania, National Institutes of Health, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He spent five years as Chief Medical Officer at Response Oncology Inc. In his role at Response Oncology, he developed and implemented the strategy for interfacing with biopharmaceutical companies, established the clinical research organization, created the site management organization and developed the managed care strategy. Dr. Weaver brings to a wealth of knowledge and experience in the clinical and business practice of oncology. He has extensive contacts throughout the oncology pharmaceutical industry. He has a well-established record of collaborating in clinical research with the biopharmaceutical industry and has authored more than 100 publications.

Kevin A. Schulman M.D., Co-Editor
Kevin A. Schulman, M.D., is Professor of Medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine and Director of the Center for Clinical and Genetic Economics at Duke Clinical Research Institute. Dr. Schulman is an expert in technology assessment related to new pharmaceutical products and new clinical therapies, and is the principal outcomes investigator for many major multinational clinical trials, including several related to supportive care treatments in oncology. Dr. Schulman is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, editorials and reviews, and over 100 abstracts. Dr. Schulman is also a member of the editorial board of seven major medical journals.

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Disease Scientific Advisor Affiliation/Title
Acute Leukemias C. D. Buckner, MD OncoEd, Inc.
Breast Cancer Lee Schwartzberg, MD The West Clinic
Chronic Leukemias C. D. Buckner, MD OncoEd, Inc.
GI Malignancies Charles R. Thomas, Jr., MD Univ of Texas, San Antonio
Gene Therapy John Nemunaitis, MD Baylor
Gynecologic Oncology Gazi Abdulhay, MD Lehigh Valley Women's Cancer Center
Head and Neck Cancer John W. Rieke, MD Univ of WA, Seattle
Hodgkin's Disease James O. Armitage, MD Univ of Nebraska
Lung Cancer Anthony Greco, MD Sarah Cannon Cancer Center
Malignant Melanoma Janice Cormier, MD MD Anderson
Mesothelioma Nicholas J. Vogelzang, MD Nevada Cancer Institute
Multiple Myeloma William Bensinger, MD Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma James O. Armitage, MD Univ of Nebraska
Pathology Thomas J. Moss MD MT Associates
Pathology Marc D. Siegel, MD MT Associates
Pediatric Oncology Frank Smith, III MD Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Prostate Cancer David E. Crawford, MD Univ of Colorado, Professor of Surgery and Radiation Oncology
Radiation Oncology Charles R. Thomas, Jr., MD Univ of Texas, San Antonio
Renal Cell Cancer John S. Lam, MD UCLA