2019 Research Workshop Attendees
Benjamin Adler, PhD, Director, Strategy & Business Development, SpringWorks Therapeutics
Benjamin Alman, MD, Professor & Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Health System
Mushriq Al-Jazrawe, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate, Cancer Program/Rare Tumors, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Christina Baumgarten, Co-Founder, Sarcoma Patients Euro Net (SPAEN) and Founder, sos-desmoid e.V. Germany
Robert Benjamin, MD, Clinical Professor, Sarcoma, University of Texas- MD Anderson Cancer Center
Jesse Boehm, PhD, Scientific Director, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Jesse is the Associate Director of the Broad Institute’s Cancer Program and an Institute Scientist at the Broad. He leads a research laboratory focused on developing patient models from rare tumor types and genotypes (Cancer Cell Line Factory; CCLF) to support the Broad’s Dependency Map Initiative and assessing the function of novel cancer mutations as part of the Variant to Function (V2F) initiative. The Boehm Lab has an ultimate goal of making “precision functional genomics” a reality for cancer patients. Jesse received his B.S. in biology from MIT and his Ph.D. from Harvard University, Division of Medical Sciences. Profile here.
Danielle Braggio, PhD, Post-Doctoral Researcher on Sarcomas, Ohio State University
During her doctoral research she had the great opportunity to work with Dr. Lev and Dr. Pollock, two experts in desmoid tumors. The main goal of her work is to extensively investigate molecular driving forces in desmoid tumors. Also, her future goals include educating people about desmoid tumors.
Rashmi Chugh, MD, Assistant Professor, Medical Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Health System
Nadege Corradini, MD, Pediatric Oncologist, IHOPe-Leon Berard Center
Aimee Crago, MD, PhD, Assistant Attending Surgeon, MemorialSloan Kettering Cancer Center
Hari Deshpande, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Medical Oncology: Sarcoma, Genitourinary and Head & Neck, Yale University
Palma Dileo, MD, Consultant Medical Oncologist, London Sarcoma Service, University College London Hospitals
Eldad Elnekave, MD, Director of Interventional Oncology Clinic, Rabin Medical Center
Abha Gupta, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto
Staff Oncologist, Solid Tumour Program, The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Oncologist, Sarcoma Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Medical Director, Adolescent and Young Adult Program, PMCC
Audrey Helaine, Vice President of SOS Desmoide France
Peter Hohenberger, MD, PhD, Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology & Thoracic Surgery, Mannheim University Medical Center, University of Heidelberg
The Mannheim sarcoma center is a major contributor to multinational randomized studies on the treatment of sarcoma and GIST, hosts the Data Center of GISG was co-founder of the German Sarcoma Conference. UMM is part of EURACAN for five domains and is leading a working package in Joint Action on Rare Cancer (JARC). Trial activities also included EU-funded EUROSARC and MITIGATE pursuing the treatment of imatinib-resistant GIST. Profile here.
Paul Huang, PhD, Translational Researcher, Institute of Cancer Research
O. Hans Iwenofu, MD, FCAP, Associate Professor, Divisions of Head & Neck Pathology and Soft Tissue & Bone Pathology, Department of Pathology, The Ohio State University
Bernd Kasper, MD, PhD, Professor, Interdisciplinary Tumor Center, Sarcoma Unit, Mannheim University Medical Center
Alexander Lazar, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology & Genomic Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Nicole Leedom, Director of Clinical Operations, SpringWorks Therapeutics
Robert Lefkowitz, MD, Attending Physician, Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College/Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Gennady Machak, MD, PhD, Chief of Oncology Service, N.N. Priorov Institute, Moscow, Russia
Martin McCarter, MD, Surgical Oncologist, University of Colorado
Kelly Mercier, PhD, Adjunct associate, Duke University and Medical Science Liaison at Inivata, Inc.
Christian Meyer, MD, PhD, Instructor & Medical Oncologist, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Yoshiro Nishida, MD, PhD, Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine
Elena Palassini, MD, Medical Oncology, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori
Raphael Pollock, MD, PhD, FACS, Director, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Joseph Pressey, MD, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Richard Riedel, Associate Professor, Medical Oncology, Duke Cancer Institute
Silvia Stacchiotti, MD, Medical Oncologist, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Dei Tumori
Dr. Stacchiotti clinical and research activities focus on adult soft tissue and bone sarcomas, including gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST). She is involved in all institutional research activities on sarcoma, with a special focus on very uncommon subtypes such as chordoma, chondrosarcoma, giant cell tumor of the bone, alveolar soft part sarcoma, clear cell sarcoma, DFSP, desmoid, solitary fibrous tumor, vascular tumor, PVNS, PEComa. She is the Principal Investigator and Coinvestigator of several trials on Sarcoma and GIST. She is a member of the Italian Sarcoma Group, a national cooperative group for clinical and translational research on soft tissue and bone sarcomas, and is a member of the EORTC Soft Tissue & Bone Sarcoma Group. She collaborates to the Italian Network on Rare Tumors, a collaborative effort among Italian cancer centers, which tries to exploit distant patient sharing in order to improve quality of care and diminish health migration for rare solid cancers. She is a member of ESMO (European Society for Medical Oncology), Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS) and of ASCO (America Society of Medical Oncology). She is a member of the advisory board of the Chordoma Foundation and of Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation. She is included in the list of European Medical Agency (EMA) external expert. She serves as associate Editor of the European Journal of Cancer and of Sarcoma Journal.