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and enrolled.

Next Steps

Monica Baskin,

Ph.D., has

recently been

funded by the

NCI to conduct

a similar study

focused solely

on cancer

survivors in

nine Black Belt


UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center magazine salutes James Posey, M.D., associate professor

of medicine and senior scientist at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Posey s

research has been published in peer-reviewed journals spanning a variety of gastrointestinal

malignancies and areas, ranging from first-in-human clinical trials to pivotal proof-of-principle

phase III studies. He has served as principal investigator for more than 40 clinical trials

and currently chairs the GI Working Group at the Cancer Center. Dr. Posey is a member of

professional organizations that include the American Chemical Society, the American Medical

Association, the National Medical Association, the American Society of Clinical Oncology

(ASCO), the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) North Central Cancer

Treatment Group, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, the Eastern Cooperative

Oncology Group and the Jefferson County Medical Society.


B y J O S H T I L L

I came here

because I liked

having the

opportunity to

be involved in a

very supportive

environment to

engage in clinical


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