ASCO Value in Cancer Care Task Force


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Lowell Schnipper, MD

Lowell Schnipper, MD

The Value in Cancer Care Task Force was established in 2007 to educate oncologists about the importance of discussing costs associated with recommended treatments, empower patients to ask questions about the anticipated costs of their treatment options, identify the drivers of the rising costs of cancer care, and develop policy positions to promote access to the highest-quality care at the lowest cost. Members include:

  • Lowell Schnipper, MD
    (Task Force Chair)
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston
  • Joseph Bailes, MD
  • Texas Oncology, PA, Austin
  • Douglas W. Blayney, MD
  • Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford
  • Diane Blum, MSW
  • National Executive Service Corps, New York
  • Nancy E. Davidson, MD
  • University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and University of Pittsburgh ­Medical Center (UPMC) Cancer Center, Pittsburgh
  • Adam P. Dicker, MD, PhD
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Jefferson Medical University, Philadelphia
  • Patricia A. Ganz, MD
  • Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California,
    Los Angeles
  • J. Russell Hoverman, MD, PhD
  • Texas Oncology, Dallas
  • Robert Langdon, MD
  • Nebraska Cancer Specialists, Omaha
  • Allen Lichter, MD
  • ASCO, Alexandria, Virginia
  • Gary H. Lyman, MD
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and
    University of Washington, Seattle
  • Neal J. Meropol, MD
  • University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Seidman Cancer Center,
  • Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
  • Therese Mulvey, MD
  • Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care,
    Fall River, Massachusetts
  • Lee Newcomer, MD
  • UnitedHealthcare, Minneapolis
  • Jeffrey Peppercorn, MD, MPH
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
  • Blase Polite, MD
  • University of Chicago, Chicago
  • Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD
  • Levine Cancer Institute, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Gregory Rossi, PhD
  • AstraZeneca, Macclesfield, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • Leonard Saltz, MD
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
  • Deborah Schrag, MD, MPH
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston
  • Richard Schilsky, MD
  • ASCO, Alexandria, Virginia
  • Thomas J. Smith, MD
  • Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore


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