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Q & A with a Clinician

THE NEW NLMSF Q & A “CONNECT WITH A CLINICIAN” Program:


This Foundation patient support program allows patients to ask a question of an expert who haa graciously volunteered to give thier 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 disclaimer emphasizes confidentiality for the patient posting a question as well as indicating that the responses provided by clinicians do not take the place of the patient’s own oncologist/oncology care team, but merely offers general support for further consultation the patient’s care team.


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 or send in a question directly to [email protected] and a response wil be sent back to you through your email address.
2.  The Clinician’s response will be posted on the NLMSF FB page if a question is posted on FB.
RADIOLOGY  (CT/MRI/X-RAY Scan questions and general internal 
medicine):
Mitch Achee M.D.
Dr. Mitchell D. Achee, Diagnostic Radiologist,  Denver, Colorado
Dr. Mitch Achee, MD,  a graduate of the Univ. of Virginia Medical School, trained at Fitzsimmons Army Med. Center, Aurora, CO in Diagnostic Radiology.  Survivor of LMS since 2011.  Affiliated with multiple hospitals throughout the metro-Denver area and now Kaiser Permanente.
Deploying an ancient defense to kill cancer
Dr. Seth Pollack, MD PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Seattle, WA
Dr. Seth Pollack is an expert on cancers of the bone and soft tissues, known as sarcomas. He is developing new ways to enhance patients’ immune responses against these cancers, aiming to improve patient outcomes.
Dr. Pollack’s laboratory studies are especially focused on synovial sarcoma.
Dr. Jonathan C. Trent, M.D., Ph.D. - Find a Doctor - University of Miami Health System
Dr. Jonathan Trent,  MD, PhD  Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Miami, FL
Dr. Jonathan C Trent II, MD,PH D, is a Hematology/Oncology specialist in Miami, Florida. He attended and graduated from the University Of Texas Medical School At Houston in 1995, having over 24 years of diverse experience, especially in Hematology/Oncology.  Clinical Researcher of multiple sarcoma subtypes.
Sarcoma Alliance: Researchers redefine sarcoma subtypes
Dr. Brian Van Tine, MD, PhD,  Siteman Cancer Center/Barnes and Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Dr. Brian A. Van Tine, MD, PhD, Associate Professor in the Oncology Division, Washington University in St. Louis. Clinical Researcher  of multiple sarcoma subtypes.