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Dr. Neal Meropol honored as American Society of Clinical Oncology Fellow
Date:5/16/2014

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) will honor Neal J. Meropol, MD, as a Fellow during the May 31 Opening Session of the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago. He will be one of 12 exceptional members to earn the designation of Fellow as a result of their extraordinary volunteer service, dedication and commitment to ASCO, the world's leading professional organization representing physicians who care for people with cancer. This recognition permits all 12 new ASCO Fellows to add the designation of "FASCO" to their credentials.

Meropol is Chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Meropol, also Associate Director for Clinical Research at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, is an internationally known colon cancer clinical researcher whose work spans the spectrum from cancer prevention to treatment. He also holds the Dr. Lester E. Coleman, Jr., Chair in Cancer Research and Therapeutics at the UH Seidman Cancer Center.

"I am truly honored by this unexpected recognition for work that I love, to improve the care of cancer patients worldwide," says Dr. Meropol.

Since joining ASCO in 1993, Meropol has taken on myriad positions throughout the years, including his 2013 election to ASCO's 18-member Board of Directors. The board is responsible for executing the mission, vision and strategic management of the organization and translating ASCO's mission into ongoing programs that attain the organization's goals.

Meropol also serves as a member of ASCO's Cost-of Care Task Force (2007-present), and previously served as Chair of the Cancer Research Committee (2010-2011), the Comparative Effectiveness Research Task Force (2009-2012), and as a member of the Cancer Communications Committee (2012-2013). Finally, he is Co-Chair for the ASCO/American Association of Cancer Research Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop this s
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Contact: Christine A. Somosi
Christine.Somosi@case.edu
216-368-6287
Case Western Reserve University
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