Steven J. Cohen, MD, Chief of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, has been elected by his peers to serve as Vice Chair of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Pancreas Task Force of the Gastrointestinal Steering Committee (GISC).
“I am honored to be elected to serve as the Vice Chair on the NCI Pancreas Task Force of the GISC,” said Dr. Cohen. “With this position, I will be able to help set and support the current national clinical trial landscape in pancreatic cancer and help to develop concepts and ideas from colleagues around the country.”
In his role as the Vice Chair of the Pancreas Task Force, Dr. Cohen will regularly lead and participate in the discussion of clinical trial ideas under development and other decision-making activities of the Task Force.
The GISC’s role is to implement an efficient and transparent process that will identify and promote the “best science” in clinical cancer research. The GISC is designed to facilitate the sharing of ideas among a broad range of stakeholders and provide comprehensive development of research directions and clinical trial concepts. The GISC membership is composed of investigators from the National Clinical Trials Network Groups and other NCI-funded multisite networks; Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE); P01s; and R01s. Basic and translational scientists, community oncologists, patient advocates, and extramural biostatisticians are included as well.
Dr. Cohen is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He received his medical degree from the State University of New York and completed his fellowship at Fox Chase. ■