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OncoInfluencers: Dialogue with Lillian L. Siu, hosted by Gevorg Tamamyan
Mar 22, 2024, 15:57

OncoInfluencers: Dialogue with Lillian L. Siu, hosted by Gevorg Tamamyan

Join us for an exciting new episode of “OncoInfluencers”, hosted by Dr. Gevorg Tamamyan. In this episode, we have the honor of featuring Lillian L. Siu, MD, FAACR, President-Elect of American Association for Cancer Research for 2024-2025 and the recipient of the 2024 ASCO David A. Karnofsky Award.

In this episode of OncoInfluencers, Dr. Lillian Siu talks about her experience of becoming an oncologist and a scientist, her work-life balance, and her path through leadership and mentoring. What is the advice for becoming more successful in science and patient care? What are the most important qualities of an oncologist? Learn about the current state of drug development and precision medicine, books that help guide physicians, the importance of networking, and more in our episode.

About Lilian L. Siu

Dr. Lillian L. Siu, MD, FRCPC, FASCO, is a distinguished figure in the world of oncology and cancer research, currently serving as a Professor of Medicine at the esteemed University of Toronto in Canada. Her journey in medicine has seen her rise to seniority as a medical oncologist and assume pivotal roles in groundbreaking initiatives at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

With an illustrious career spanning decades, Dr. Siu has become synonymous with innovation in anticancer drug development, particularly through her leadership in phase I clinical trials and her unwavering commitment to advancing treatments for head and neck malignancies. Her multifaceted role includes directing the Phase I Clinical Trials Program, co-directing the Bras and Family Drug Development Program, and spearheading the Tumor Immunotherapy Program at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

Dr. Siu’s influence extends beyond her clinical and research endeavors. She has played a key role in shaping the landscape of oncology organizations, having served on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and as a member of the Nomination Committee for the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Currently, she holds the prestigious position of President-Elect of AACR, a testament to her leadership and vision within the field.

Recognition of Dr. Siu’s contributions has come in various forms, including the recent honor of receiving the 2024 David Karnofsky Memorial Award from ASCO, which highlights her exceptional dedication and impact. Her accolades also include the ASCO International Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award and the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Targeted Anticancer Therapies Honorary Award.

Throughout her career, Dr. Siu has remained committed to mentoring the next generation of oncologists, earning her recognition such as the University of Toronto Michael Hutcheon Mentor Award. Her tireless pursuit of excellence in research and patient care has solidified her status as one of the most influential figures in the field, a sentiment echoed by her inclusion in the prestigious list of the 100 Influential Women in Oncology by OncoDaily in 2023.

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

Episode 4: OncoInfluencers: Dialogue with Julie Gralow, hosted by Gevorg Tamamyan