Through its Disease Oriented Committees (DOCs), the Cancer Institute focuses clinical care and research on distinct cancer disease sites. This focus improves quality and efficiency in the care, teaching and research processes, optimizes use of resources and stimulates and develops new collaborative research ideas.
Each DOC will be led by a coordinator(s). Both a surgical and medical coordinator will co-lead where multidisciplinary care and academic goals exist. The coordinators will be appointed by the Cancer Service Line (CSL) director in collaboration with the faculty member’s department and division chair. The DOC coordinators will form a council that will hold meetings monthly. The council will elect a chair and chair-elect for two-year terms, who will be responsible for directing these meetings to address issues and policies which are Cancer Service Line-wide. There will be three committees: Clinical, Research, and Education/Outreach. These council meetings will also be a venue for discussions with the CSL administration.
The DOC membership is open to all providers and scientists interested in the diseases within the DOC. Faculty members may belong to more than one DOC.
Each DOC has their own submission and approval process and timeline, though they will, generally, meet at least once each month. A list of cancer DOCs, their chairs, and their meeting schedules is listed below. Please contact the appropriate DOC chair to begin the approval process for your study. Additionally, if you need any help regarding DOC approval, please contact the Clinical Trials Office.
|DOC Group||Chair||DOC Meeting|
|Brain (Neuro)||Analiz Rodriguez, MD||Ad hoc|
|Breast||Ronda S. Henry-Tillman, MD||Last Wednesday of the Month 7 AM|
|Cutaneous||Sajjad Bhatti, MD||1st and 3rd Mondays of the Month at 12 PM|
|Gastrointestinal (GI)||Rangaswamy Govindarajan, MD||Last Wednesday of the Month at 5 PM CI Strauss Room/Zoom|
|Genitourinary (GU)||Murat Aydin, MD||Last Wednesday of the Month at 5 PM|
|Gynecological (GYN)||Dr. Monica Spillman and Dr. Heather Williams||1st Wednesday of the Month at 11 AM|
|Head & Neck||Mauricio A. Moreno, MD||3rd Wednesday of the Month at 5 PM|
|Leukemia/Lymphoma||Muthu Veeraputhiran, MD||Ad hoc|
|Lung (Thoracic)||Konstantinos Arnaoutakis, MD||Every Thursday at 3:30 PM|
|Myeloma||Frits van Rhee, MD, PhD||1st Friday of the Month at 8 AM|
|Sarcoma||Rangaswamy Govindarajan, MD||Ad hoc|