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  • Vamsidhar Velcheti, MD, FACP

    Vamsidhar Velcheti, MD, FACP

    Vamsidhar Velcheti, MD, FACP

    Vamsidhar Velcheti, MD, FACP, is associate director, Center for Immuno-Oncology Research at the Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic, and a staff physician in the Department of Hematology and Oncology. Dr Velcheti’s specialty areas include lung cancer, mesothelioma and thymic tumors, and the use of novel immunotherapies for the treatment of lung cancer. His clinical and translational research focuses on identifying patients with molecular changes in the tumor that can predict response to immunotherapy, and expanding clinical trials focusing on immunotherapy and novel agents. Dr Velcheti received his hematology/oncology fellowship training at the Yale-Comprehensive Cancer Center in New Haven, Connecticut.
  • Tanguy Seiwert, MD

    Tanguy Seiwert, MD

    Tanguy Seiwert, MD

    Tanguy Seiwert, MD, is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Chicago Medicine in Illinois. A specialist in lung as well as head and neck cancer, Dr Seiwert looks for new ways to combine traditional treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy, with the latest targeted agents in order to improve treatment results and decrease side effects. In the laboratory, he studies targeted therapies that disrupt specific pathways vital to cancer growth and metastasis. He studies which novel drugs appear most promising, which individual tumors are more likely to respond to these treatments, and how to successfully combine therapies. Dr Seiwert uses this preclinical knowledge to develop new treatments for use in clinical trials, and to ultimately improve patient care.
  • Una Hopkins, RN, FNP-BC, DNP

    Una Hopkins, RN, FNP-BC, DNP

    Una Hopkins, RN, FNP-BC, DNP

    Una Hopkins, RN, FNP-BC, DNP, is the administrative director of the Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center a White Plains Hospital in New York, as well as an adjunct professor at the NYU School of Nursing. Prior to joining the staff at White Plains Hospital, Dr Hopkins worked as an oncology nurse practitioner and as a clinical trials coordinator at Montefiore Medical Center’s Albert Einstein Cancer Center in the Bronx. She has received numerous awards for her accomplishments in clinical and research work, and has published over 20 articles in various medical journals. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing science from the College of New Rochelle, where she also studied to become a family nurse practitioner. She received her doctorate from Pace University in New York.
  • Ali McBride, PharmD, MS, BCOP

    Ali McBride, PharmD, MS, BCOP

    Ali McBride, PharmD, MS, BCOP

    Ali McBride, PharmD, MS, BCOP, is the clinical coordinator of hematology/oncology at The University of Arizona Cancer Center, Department of Pharmacy. He is currently president-elect of the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC), and is actively involved with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA). He has testified on behalf of HOPA at the US Food and Drug Administration Drug Shortage Workshop, presented on behalf of ACCC at the Washington, DC, Congressional Session, and was an invited member of the ASHP Drug Shortage Stakeholders Meeting. He has published numerous articles on drug shortages, oral chemotherapy adherence, stem cell transplant, and biosimilar implementation into the US health care market.