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OncoInfluencers: Dialogue with Julie Gralow, hosted by Gevorg Tamamyan
Mar 2, 2024, 12:46

OncoInfluencers: Dialogue with Julie Gralow, hosted by Gevorg Tamamyan

Join us for an exciting episode of “OncoInfluencers,” with our host Dr. Gevorg Tamamyan. In this special installment, we are thrilled to welcome one of the most famous and most positive oncologists, Dr. Julie Gralow, the Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology).

How is it being the Chief Medical Officer of ASCO? What does equity in cancer care mean? Learn about the resource-stratified guidelines, the global issues with access to and quality of medications, work-life balance, and finally, what was Julie Gralow doing in Antarctica? Discover all this and more in our episode.

About Julie Gralow

Dr. Julie Gralow is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Executive Vice President of ASCO, and brings to her role deep expertise in patient care, research, education, and global health.

Previously, she was the Jill Bennett Endowed Professor of Breast Cancer at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Professor in the Clinical Research division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, as well as Director of Breast Medical Oncology at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Dr. Gralow is strongly committed to advancing equity in cancer care. As founder of the Women’s Empowerment Cancer Advocacy Network (WE CAN), she supports patient advocates in low- and middle-resource countries. In addition, she served as an adjunct professor in the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health, as a member of the University of Washington’s Breast Cancer Equity Initiative, as Medical Director for Women’s Cancer-related Population Health at the University of Washington, and as an advisory council member for the Uganda Cancer Institute’s adult Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Training Program. Dr. Gralow received the ASCO Humanitarian Award in 2018 for her work in empowering women cancer patients and survivors globally.

She is a recognized leader in breast cancer clinical research, and has conducted clinical trials in breast cancer prevention, treatment, and survivorship. Dr. Gralow served in leadership roles for the SWOG Cancer Research Network funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), including as Vice Chair of the Breast Cancer Committee and Executive Officer of Breast and Lung Cancer.

Before joining ASCO full-time, Dr. Gralow served the Society in a variety of volunteer and leadership roles, including chairing the ASCO Academic Global Oncology Task Force, co-chairing the ASCO Resource Stratified Guideline Advisory Group, and serving on the editorial board of the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO)/ASCO Global Curriculum in Medical Oncology.

She also has been involved with numerous other nonprofit organizations, including Team Survivor Northwest, an exercise and fitness program for woman cancer survivors which she co-founded in 1995 and serves as Team Physician; a medical advisory committee member for Cierra Sisters African American Support Group; an advisory board member of Global Focus on Cancer; and a Board member of Peace Island Medical Center, a rural access hospital in Washington State.

Dr. Gralow received her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and her medical degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine. She trained in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School and completed a medical oncology fellowship at University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

About Gevorg Tamamyan

The host, Dr. Gevorg Tamamyan is the Editor-in-chief of OncoDaily, Head of the Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Armenia, Chairman and Professor of the Department of Hematology and Pediatric Oncology at Yerevan State Medical University, CEO of the Immune Oncology Research Institute, President-Elect of the Pediatric Oncology East and Mediterranean (POEM) Group. He is also the Adviser to the Rector of YSMU and to the Director of the Yeolyan Hematology and Oncology Center. He is a Co-Founder and Board Member of the Armenian Association of Hematology and Oncology, City of Smile Charitable Foundation, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Cancer and Crisis, the Former President of the Harvard Club of Armenia.

Dr. Tamamyan is the Past-Chair of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) IDEA Steering Group and International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) PODC Supportive care WG, Ambassador of the Society of Hematologic Oncology. He was selected for the ASCO Leadership Development Program and currently is a member of the ASCO International Committee. He is a recipient of numerous awards and distinctions, among them the ASCO IDEA and LIFe Awards, 40 under 40 in Cancer Award, he was recognized as a Young Leader of the International Agency for Cancer Research (IARC) and Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).

About OncoDaily

OncoDaily.com was founded in 2023. It is a US-based oncology media platform, which features the latest news, insights, and patient stories from the world of oncology. Within short period of time it became one of the leading oncology media platforms globally. OncoDaily gathers content from various sources, including social media posts from renowned oncologists from all over the world, news from oncology societies and cancer centers, patient and survivor stories, and career-related information for professionals. The mission of OncoDaily is to empower patients, survivors, and professionals with the knowledge and inspiration they need to fight cancer. The motto of OncoDaily is “Cancer doesn’t take a day off – neither do we.”.

Previous episodes of OncoInfluencers

Episode 1: OncoInfluencers: Dialogue with Françoise Meunier, hosted by Gevorg Tamamyan

Episode 2: OncoInfluencers: Dialogue with Dean Crowe, hosted by Gevorg Tamamyan

Episode 3: OncoInfluencers: Dialogue with Nagashree Seetharamu, hosted by Gevorg Tamamyan