For over 30 years Dr. Markman has been engaged in clinical research in the area of gynecologic malignancies. Dr. Markman has been the primary author or co-author on over 1,000 published peer-reviewed manuscripts, reviews, book chapters, editorials or abstracts, and has written, edited or co-edited 23 books on various topics in the management of malignant disease. In 2011, Dr. Markman received the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Statesman Award, which recognizes individual members who have shown extraordinary volunteer service, dedication and commitment to ASCO, their hospital community and the patients they serve for at least 20 years. In May, 2018, Dr. Markman was named by OncLive® to an elite group of the 2018 Giants of Cancer Care® recognition program which celebrates pioneers, innovators and leaders who have made remarkable achievements in oncology research and clinical practice. Dr. Markman was selected in recognition of his contributions in gynecologic cancers.
Precision medicine has incredible promise for patients. Enormous amounts of money and time are invested in developing technologies and targeted therapies. Genomics, proteomics, phosphorylation assays, RNA expression, organoid growth, and testing, and even delicate mass measurement of liquid cancer cells are explored. This innovation must be focused to maximize the benefit to the most important participants in our healthcare system, the patient. This track is about putting patient needs first, and understanding and accessing the latest (cancer) treatment options.