December, 2023
December 2023

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Gevorg Tamamyan, MD, MSc, DSc (Armenia)
Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology, Yerevan State Medical University
Head of the Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Armenia
CEO of the Immune Oncology Research Institute
President-Elect of the Pediatric Oncology East and Mediterranean (POEM) Group


Editorial Board

Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO (USA)
Professor of Medicine (Oncology), Stanford University School of Medicine
Director of the Cancer Survivorship Program, Faculty Co-Director for Clinical Research and Clinical Trials, Office of Cancer Health Equity, Stanford Cancer Institute
Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Oncology

Guillermo L Chantada MD, PhD (Spain)
President of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP)
Head Outreach Program, Pediatric Cancer Center Barcelona-PCCB, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu

Gregory Kalemkerian, MD, FASCO (USA)
Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Associate Division Chief for Faculty Development & Education and Associate Director of the Hem/Onc Fellowship Program, Medical School
Chair of the NCCN Small Cell Lung Cancer Guideline Panel

Her Excellency Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu, MD (Nigeria)
Consultant Pediatrician
Founder/CEO, Medicaid Cancer Foundation (MCF) and Medicaid Radio-diagnostics & Clinics (MRD)
Chairperson, First Ladies Against Cancer (FLAC)
Member, Board of Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and WHO’s Global Breast Cancer Initiative (IWG)
Global Ambassador, World Ovarian Cancer Coalition

Allison O’Neill, MD (USA)
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Clinical Director of the Solid Tumor Center
Director of Medical Therapies of Liver Tumor Center, Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
Chair of COG Liver Tumor Committee

Dinesh Pendharkar, MD, PhD, FASCO (India)
Director of Oncology, Sarvodaya Hospital Faridabad
Chairman of the National Cancer Society
Past-President of the Indian Society of Oncology
Past-President of the Indian Society of Medical & Paediatric Oncology (ISMPO)

Yelena Y. Janjigian, MD (USA)
Associate Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Chief of the Gastrointestinal Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Maria T Bourlon, MD, MSc (Mexico)
Associate Professor and Head of the Urologic Oncology Clinic at Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán
Director of the Genitourinary Cancers Program at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Chair-Elect of the ASCO IDEA Steering Group

Dickran Kazandjian, MD (USA)
Professor of Medicine, Division of Myeloma, Department of Medicine, Associate Director, Clinical Trials Research, Sylvester Myeloma Institute, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System

Christian Ntizimira, MD, MMSc (Rwanda)
Executive Director of African Center for Research on End of Life Care (ACREOL)
Faculty member of the Palliative Care Centre for Excellence in Research and Education

Aparna Parikh, MD, MS (USA)
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director of the Global Cancer Care Program, Massachusetts General Hospital

Iyad Sultan, MD (Jordan)
Chairman and Professor, Department of Pediatrics, King Hussein Cancer Center
Chairman of the Scientific Committee, Pediatric Oncology East and Mediterranean (POEM) Group

Bahar Laderian, MD (USA)
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncologist, Cleveland Clinic

Justin N. Baker, MD, FAAP, FAAHPM (USA)
Chief, Division of Quality of Life and Pediatric Palliative Care
Stanford Medicine, Stanford University

Tezer Kutluk, MD, PhD, FAAP (Turkey)
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine and Cancer Institute
Past-President of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
Past-President of the European Cancer Leagues (ECL)

Sarkis Meterissian, MD, M.Sc., FRCS, FACS (Canada)
Professor of Surgery and Oncology, McGill University
Past-President of the Canadian Society of Surgical Oncology
Past-President of the Breast Surgery International

Nita Radhakrishnan, MD (India)
Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Post Graduate Institute of Child Health, Noida
Hon Secretary, Pediatric Hematology Oncology Chapter, India
Chair, Childhood Cancer Program Area Working Group, International Pediatric Association

Alique Topalian, PhD, MPH (USA)
Research Scientist, Survivorship and Supportive Services, University of Cincinnati Cancer Center
Patient Advocate and Cancer Thriver

Natalia Baran, MD, MSc, PhD (USA)
Assistant Professor, Department of Leukemia, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Justin Stebbing, MD, PhD (UK)
Editor-in-Chief of Oncogene
Visiting Professor of Cancer Medicine and Oncology, Imperial College of London
Professor of Biomedical Sciences, ARU, Cambridge

Dragana Stanic, MD (Serbia)
Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical and Radiation Oncology, Medical School of the University of Belgrade
Radiation Oncologist, Institute of Oncology and Radiology of Serbia

Navneet Singh, MD, DM, FRCP, FASCO (India)
Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER),
Chair, ASCO Treatment of Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Living Guideline Panel

Mohamed Emam Sobeih, MD (Egypt)
Deputy Director of the National Cancer Institute of Egypt

Elie G. Dib, MD, MS, FACP (USA)
Adjunct Faculty Lecturer-Johns Hopkins University
Associate-Director, Hematology Oncology Training Program, Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital
Trinity Health IHA Medical Group

Ruzanna Papyan, MD (Armenia)
Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Pediatric Oncology, Yerevan State Medical University
Pediatric Oncologist and Head of the Musculoskeletal Tumors Working Group, Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Armenia
Clinical Research Physician, Immune Oncology Research Institute

Rahat Ul Ain, MD (Pakistan)
Assistant Professor Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at The Children’s Hospital Lahore

Jemma Arakelyan, MD (Hong Kong, China)
CEO of the Institute of Cancer and Crisis
PhDc at the Drug Discovery Lab, Department of Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong
Adviser and Medical Oncologist, Immune Oncology Research Institute

Mahmoud Hammad, MD, MSc (Egypt)
Assistant Professor of Pediatric oncology and Stem Cell Transplant, National Cancer Institute, Cairo University
Consultant of Pediatric Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant, Children’s Cancer Hospital – Egypt 57357

Ninad Katdare, MBBS, MS, DNB (India)
Senior Consultant Surgical Oncologist, HCG Cancer Centre, Mumbai
Consultant Surgical Oncologist, GI, Gyn and Peritoneal Oncology, Laparoscopic and Robotic Oncology, Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital, Mumbai

Karima Oualla, MD, MSc (Morocco)
Professor of Medical Oncology, Hassan II University Hospital

Maite Gorostegui Obanos, MD (Spain)
Pediatric Oncologist, Pediatric Cancer Center Barcelona, Hospital San Joan de Déu
Chair of the SIOP Global Mapping Program

Tsetsegsaikhan Batmunkh, MD (Mongolia)
CEO, National Cancer Council of Mongolia

Melvin L.K. Chua (Singapore)
Head of the Department for Head and Neck and Thoracic Cancers, Division of Radiation Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore
Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
Visiting Professor, Zhongnan Hospital, Wuhan University, China
Chair of the ASCO Asia Pacific Regional Council

Chandler Park (USA)
President of the Kentucky Society of Clinical Oncology
Advisory Dean and Professor at the University of Louisville School of Medicine
Treasurer of the American College of Physicians

Dhan Chand (USA)
Vice President, Research, Agenus Inc


Editorial Staff

Elen Baloyan, MD
Managing Editor

Fiza Khan, MDc
Assistant Managing Editor

Md. Foorquan Hashmi, MDc
Assistant Managing Editor

Semiramida Markosyan, HBSc
Assistant Managing Editor

Tatev Margaryan, BSc, MSc
Assistant Managing Editor


Content Curators

Emma Ter-Azaryan, MDc

Kivork Baghdasarian, MDc

Khushbu Bhatnagar, MDc

Sumaiya Khan, MDc

Vahagn Petrosyan, MDc

Vahe Grigoryan, MDc


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