GI ASCO 2020 Recap Webinar

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Hear about the latest breaking colorectal cancer research! Fight CRC will be joined by Dr. Axel Grothey who will spend the hour detailing the research presented at the 2020 Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancers Symposium hosted by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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Axel Grothey, MD

Axel Grothey, MD, is the Director of GI Oncology Research at West Cancer Center, University of Tennessee, in Memphis, TN. Dr. Grothey received his medical degree at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, and completed residencies at West German Tumor Center and the Institute of Pathology at the University of Essen and a residency and fellowship at the University of Bochum. He also completed a research fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas. He joined Mayo Clinic as a consultant in 2005 and was appointed as Professor of Oncology in 2007. He left Mayo Clinic in the summer of 2018 to join West Cancer Center. Dr. Grothey’s clinical interests focus on gastrointestinal cancers, in particular, colorectal cancer, antiangiogenesis, signal transduction inhibitors, and clinical trial design and statistics. As a consultant and investigator, his research has been funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institutes of Health, among other organizations. He currently co-chairs the NCI Gastrointestinal Cancer Steering Committee after having served as chair of the Colon Cancer Task Force for 6 years. Until June 2018 he was vice-chair of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Committee of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, an NCI-funded cooperative group. He is also chaired the Academic and Community Cancer Research United (ACCRU) international research network based at Mayo Clinic until he joined West Cancer Center. He currently holds professional positions in the Association of German Internists, German Cancer Association, Working Group of Experimental Cancer Research in Germany, American Association for Cancer Research, European Association for Cancer Research, American Society for Cell Biology, MD Anderson Associates, American Society of Clinical Oncology, European Society for MedicalOncology, German Association for Internal Oncology, and the Minnesota Medical Association. Dr. Grothey is a member of the NCCN Guidelines Committee for Colon, Rectal, and Anal Cancer and also a member of the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) guidelines committee for colorectal cancer. Dr. Grothey performs journal review and editorial activities for numerous medical journals and is the editor for Clinical Colorectal Cancer, Emerging Cancer Therapeutics, Practice Updates, and Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Oncology and Journal of the National Cancer Institute. In educational activities, he is a five-time recipient of Teacher of the Year recognition at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Grothey has given numerous international, national, and regional presentations, as well as invited and visiting professor presentations. He has co-authored more than 500 articles, books, book chapters, editorials, abstracts, and letters.

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