THE NEW NLMSF Q & A “CONNECT WITH A CLINICIAN” Program:
Click below to use the Q and A feature:
This new Foundation patient support program allows patients to ask a question of an expert, and there are SIX experts in their specialty fields who have graciously volunteered to give of their time to help patients with general questions, providing general answers, which do not take the place of a patient’s own oncologist or oncology team care and guidance.
There is a specific disclaimer regarding the Q & A which is provided on the home page of the Foundation’s website at www.nlmsf.org
The Q & A Volunteer Clinicians are introduced below in alphabetical order.
Here is how to post a question to one of them:
1. Post a question directly on the NLMSF FB page
2. The Clinician’s response will be posted on the NLMSF FB page.
3. If you wish to send a question anonymously, send a message to the NLMSF FB page, and a confidential response will be returned to you.
RADIOLOGY (CT/MRI/X-RAY Scan questions and general internal
Dr. Mitch Achee, MD
Diagnostic Radiologist, Kaiser Permanente currently
Formerly, VP Operations, Diversified Radiology, covering
11 hospitals in Colorado.
Chief, Medical Staff for Avista and St. Joseph’s Hospitals
Denver Medical Society
LMS Survivor of 5 years
Dr. Yasmin Asvat, Ph.D.
Expertise in anxiety, depression, psychological/physical well-being
Siteman Cancer Center / Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Anusha Kalbasi, MD
Clinical InstructorJonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Division of Molecular and Cellular Oncology
UCLA Department of Radiation Oncology
IMMUNOLOGY (and general hematology questions):
Dr. Mohamed (“Mo”) Milhem, MD
Deputy Director, Clinical Services
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Program
Co-Leader, Experimental Therapeutics
Professor, Univ. of Iowa. Internal Medicine; Director,
Specializes in sarcoma and melanoma, with focus
and expertise in Immunology; Member, Multidisciplinary.Oncology Group; SARC Clinical Trials participating researcher; co-founder of the Midwest Sarcoma Initiative.
ONCOLOGY/IMMUNOLOGY RESEARCH/STUDIES/CLINICAL TRIALS
Dr. Seth M. Pollack, MD
Medical Oncologist who treats adult patients with sarcoma;
Expertise in sarcoma and immune-based therapies
Assistant Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine
PATHOLOGY RESEARCH / STUDIES /CLINICAL TRIALS:
Dr. Matt van de Rijn, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology, Dept. of Pathology
Anatomic Pathology, Immunodiagnosis Pathologist
specialty: Sarcoma/ LMS Stanford University Medical Center
ONCOLOGY/RESEARCH STUDIES/CLINICAL TRIALS:
Dr. Brian Van Tine, MD, PhD
Sarcoma Program Director
Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Siteman Cancer Center/Barnes & Jewish Hospital