Advisory Boards

Patient Resource has assembled a prestigious Advisory Board to assist with editorial focus and ensure accuracy of the information presented. Members include well-known names from business and industry, opinion leaders from non-profit organizations, and highly respected medical doctors from the nation’s leading cancer treatment facilities. Editor-in-Chief is Charles M. Balch, MD, FACS, FASCO, who oversees a team of seasoned medical writers to ensure editorial content is both accurate and engaging and presented with a sensitive professionalism meant to empower cancer patients and their families.

Editor-in-Chief:

Charles M. Balch, MD, FACS, FASCOProfessor of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterEditor-in-Chief, Patient Resource LLCFormer Executive Vice President & CEO, American Society of Clinical OncologyPast President, Society of Surgical OncologyClick to Read More


U.S. Medical Advisory Board Members:

James O. Armitage, MDThe Joe Shapiro Professor of Medicine, Division of Oncology/Hematology,University of Nebraska Medical CenterPast President, American Society of Clinical OncologyPast President, American Society for Blood and Marrow TransplantationClick to Read More

J. Max Austin Jr., MDProfessor Emeritus of Gynecologic Oncology,
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UAB Medical Center
Past President, American Society of Clinical OncologyPast President, Society of Gynecologic OncologistsClick to Read More

Al B. Benson III, MD, FACP, FASCOProfessor of Medicine, Associate Director for Cooperative Groups,
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
Past President, Association of Community Cancer CentersClick to Read More

Thomas A. Buchholz, MD, FACRSenior Vice President and Medical Director, Scripps MD Anderson Cancer CenterEmeritus Professor, Radiation Oncology,
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
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Paul A. Bunn, MD, FACP, FASCODistinguished Professor and James Dudley Endowed Professor
of Lung Cancer Research, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Past President, American Society of Clinical OncologyClick to Read More

Michael A. Caligiuri, MDPresident and Physician-in-Chief, City of Hope National Medical CenterPast President, American Association for Cancer ResearchClick to Read More

Kaisorn L. Chaichana, MDAssociate Professor of Neurosurgery,
Director of Skull Base and Minimally Invasive Cranial Surgery,
Director of Brain Tumor Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
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Armando E. Giuliano, MD, FACS, FRCSEdProfessor of Surgery, Executive Vice Chair of Surgery,Associate Director, Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Center,Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterPast President, Society of Surgical OncologyClick to Read More

William J. Gradishar, MD, FACP, FASCOBetsy Bramsen Professor of Breast Oncology & Professor of MedicineChief, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of MedicineDeputy Director, Clinical NetworkDirector, Maggie Daley Center for Women's Cancer CareRobert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern UniversityClick to Read More

Frederick L. Greene, MD, FACSMedical Director, Cancer Data Services, Levine Cancer InstitutePast Chair, Commission on Cancer & American Joint Committee on CancerClick to Read More

Mario E. Lacouture, MDDirector, Oncodermatology Program, Professor of Dermatology,
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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Tanya W. Moseley, MD, FSBI, PMP, CMQ/OE, CN-BPProfessor of Breast Imaging and Breast Surgical OncologyThe University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterClick to Read More

Lisa A. Newman, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCOChief, Division of Breast Surgery, Director of Interdisciplinary Breast Program, Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital NetworkMedical Director, International Center for the Study of Breast Cancer SubtypesClick to Read More

John E. Niederhuber, MDAdjunct Professor, Department of Surgery and Department of OncologyDeputy Director, Johns Hopkins Clinical Research NetworkJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.Past President, Society of Surgical OncologyPast President, Association of American Cancer InstitutesFormer Director, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of HealthClick to Read More

Nicholas J. Petrelli, MDBank of America Endowed Medical Director,
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute, ChristianaCare
Professor of Surgery, Thomas Jefferson UniversityPast President, Society of Surgical OncologyPast Chair, Colorectal Committee of the
National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP)
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Raphael E. Pollock, MD, PhD, FACSDirector, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer CenterKathleen Wellenreiter Klotz Chair in Cancer Research,
Professor and Director, Division of Surgical Oncology,
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Past President, Society of Surgical OncologyClick to Read More

Richard B. Reiling, MDPast President, Association of Community Cancer CentersClick to Read More

William S. Rosenberg, MDNeurosurgeon and Founder, Center for the Relief of Pain, Kansas City, MO.President Emeritus and Founder, Cancer Pain Research ConsortiumClick to Read More

Howard G. Rosenthal, MDProfessor of Orthopedic Surgery, The University of Kansas Health System,
Sarcoma Center
Medical Director of Sarcoma ServicesClick to Read More

Peter T. Scardino, MDChair of Surgery, Chief of Urologic Oncology,
Head of the Prostate Cancer Research Program,
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Professor of Urology, Weill Medical College of Cornell UniversityClick to Read More

George W. Sledge Jr., MDProfessor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Oncology, Stanford UniversityPast President, American Society of Clinical OncologyClick to Read More

Donald L. Trump, MD, FACPFounding CEO, Inova Schar Cancer Institute (retired)Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia (retired)Click to Read More

Terry T. Tsue, MD, FACSVice President of Physician Services, The University of Kansas Health SystemVice President and Physician-in-Chief, The University of Kansas Cancer CenterInterim Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology,
Douglas A. Girod, MD, Endowed Professor of
Head and Neck Surgical Oncology,
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery,
The University of Kansas School of Medicine
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Alison R. Walker, MD, MPH, MBAHematologist and Professor, Division of Hematology, 
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
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Global Medical Advisory Board Members:

Antonio Carlos Buzaid, MD (Brazil)Chairman, Oncology Center of the Hospital São
José de Beneficencia Portuguesa de São Paulo, Brazil
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Eduardo Cazap, MD, PhD (Argentina)Past President, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC-Geneva)Founder and First President, Latin American & Caribbean
Society of Medical Oncology (SLACOM)
Past President, Argentine Association of Clinical OncologyClick to Read More

Jaime G. de la Garza, MD (Mexico)Director Emeritus, Instituto Nacional de Cancerología, MexicoAdvisor, Consejo Mexicano de OncologíaFormer Director General, Instituto Nacional de Cancerología, MexicoFounder and Past President, Mexican Oncology BoardClick to Read More

Alexander M.M. Eggermont, MD, PhD (France)General Director, Cancer Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif-ParisPresident, European Academy of Cancer SciencesClick to Read More

Gabriel N. Hortobagyi, MD, FACP (U.S.)Professor of Medicine, Department of Breast Medical Oncology,
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Past President, American Society of Clinical OncologyClick to Read More

Yuko Kitagawa, MD, PhD, FACS (Japan)Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery,
Keio University, School of Medicine
Director, Keio Cancer CenterVice President, Keio University Hospital (Tokyo)Click to Read More

John F. Thompson, MD, FRACS, FACS (Australia)Emeritus Professor of Melanoma and Surgical Oncology, The University of SydneySenior Surgeon, Melanoma Institute AustraliaChairman, Cancer Council Australia Melanoma Guidelines Working PartyClick to Read More

Yi-Long Wu, MD (China)Vice President, Guangdong General HospitalDirector, Guangdong Lung Cancer InstitutePresident, Chinese Society of Clinical OncologyClick to Read More

Patient Advisory Board Members:

Linette K. AtwoodCancer Survivor & Patient AdvocateClick to Read More

Alan J. Balch, PhDCEO, National Patient Advocate Foundation & Patient Advocate FoundationClick to Read More

Linda Bohannon, RN, BSN, MSMPresident & Chief Executive Officer, Vital Strategic InsightsClick to Read More

Brian GarofaloPresident, Patient Alliances, LLCClick to Read More

Lisa GreavesDivision Director, Educational Meetings, American Society of Clinical OncologyClick to Read More

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CGUniversity Distinguished Service Professor of Breast Cancer,
Professor of Surgery and Oncology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Former Adm Director, Johns Hopkins Breast CenterFormer Director, Johns Hopkins Survivorship ProgramsClick to Read More

Doug UlmanCEO, PelotoniaClick to Read More

Armin D. Weinberg, PhDClinical Professor, Baylor College of MedicineAdjunct Professor, Rice UniversityFaculty Affiliate, Texas A&M Center for Population Health and AgingCo-Founder, Intercultural Cancer CouncilClick to Read More