publication date: Jan. 4, 2019

In Brief

Lori Pierce elected ASCO president for 2020-2021

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has elected Lori Pierce, a long-time member and volunteer, to serve as its president for the term beginning in June 2020. She will take office as president-elect during the ASCO annual meeting in Chicago in June 2019.

An ASCO member since 1992, Pierce is a radiation oncologist, professor, and vice provost for academic and faculty affairs at the University of Michigan as well as director of the Michigan Radiation Oncology Quality Consortium.

Also, ASCO has elected three additional members to open seats on the board of directors, and three members to its ASCO Nominating Committee.

Pierce has served on the ASCO board of directors and is currently chair of the Conquer Cancer Foundation Nominating Committee and a member of the ASCO Special Awards Selection Committee.

She is a past member of multiple ASCO committees including the Government Relations Committee and Scientific Program Committee, and she served as a mentor for the Leadership Development Program from 2015 to 2018. In 2018, she received the Hologic Inc Endowed Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award. She was named a Fellow of ASCO in 2015.

The following physicians will begin four-year terms as members of ASCO’s board of directors starting in June 2019:

Michael Thompson was elected to a community oncologist seat. Thompson is a medical oncologist and hematologist and is the medical director for the Early Phase Cancer Research Program as well as the co-director of Oncology Precision Medicine Program at Advocate Aurora Health. He is a graduate of ASCO›s Leadership Development Program, has served as chair of the ASCO Annual Meeting Education Committee and the … Continue reading Lori Pierce elected ASCO president for 2020-2021

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