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FROM THE SOCIETY l Member News Member News & Networking In Memoriam Edward V. Hannigan, MD Howard Hansen Angela Manns, MD Joseph Phillips, DO Yosef H. Pilch, MD, FACS Melvin L. Samuels, MD* Robert F. Thompson, MD Westley Douglas Wong, MD *Visit ASCOconnection.org and select “Member News” for an expanded tribute article. Ahsan M. Basha, MD, joined Riverside Medi- cal Center, where he will practice at Riverside’s newest location— Riverside Medical Center Specialty Services, in Watseka, Illinois. Dr. Basha specializes in medical oncol- ogy and hematology. Prior to joining Riverside Medical Center, he was a partner and practiced general medical oncology and hematology at Desert Oncology Associates, LLC, in Mesa, Arizona. Clara D. Bloomfield, MD, of The Ohio State University Comprehen- sive Cancer Center– Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, is among 212 leaders in the sciences, social sci- ences, humanities, the arts, business, and public affairs who are members of the 2011 class of the American Acad- emy of Arts and Sciences. She is one of only 11 members elected in the Medi- cal Sciences (including Physiology and Pharmacology), Clinical Medicine, and Public Health section of the academy. Please send your submissions for Member News & Network- ing to ascoconnection@asco.org. Membership Notes Did you know? Members-only housing and registration will open soon for the 2012 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Receiving advance access to the closest and most sought-after hotels and substantially discounted registration rates are two of the many exclusive ASCO member benefits. Make sure to register before the early registration deadline to receive the discounted registration rate; visit chicago2012.asco.org. • 42 I July 2011 John P. Curtin, MD, of the division of gyneco- logic oncology in the Department of Obstet- rics and Gynecology at New York University School of Medicine, was elected the 43rd President of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO). Leon H. Dragon, MD, FACP, was honored at the 15th Annual Myra Rubenstein Weis Health Resource Center Lun- cheon, “Knowledge for Life.” Dr. Dragon is Medical Direc- tor of the Kellogg Cancer Center at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital, in Illinois, and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Medical oncologist- hematologist Nancy F. McKinney, MD, was appointed to the medical oncology staff of Saint Anne’s Hospital’s Hudner Oncology Center, in Fall River, Massachusetts. Dr. McKinney was also appointed to the medical staff of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and as an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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