E-Newsletter - September 2021
Message From the Group Chair


I am sure that you are all following with concern the current status of COVID-19 infection in our communities. It is now clear that although vaccinated individuals are mostly protected from serious disease, they can develop an infection that can be transmitted to others. This raises serious concerns for all of us who interact frequently with vulnerable patients. Therefore, although we all hoped to return to in-person Alliance meetings this fall because travel significantly increases the risk of infection, we have decided that the November Alliance Group Meeting will be held in an all-virtual format.

I can't say enough how much I admire all of the wonderful Alliance researchers who have continued our important work throughout the many challenges of the past 18 months. In many ways, we have been more productive than ever, enrolling patients, designing and launching new studies, and managing complex research operations disrupted by changes in our health system. Your selfless dedication to making the world better by tackling the challenges of cancer is truly inspiring.

I look forward to seeing all of you virtually in November, and hopefully in person in spring, 2022.

With sincere gratitude,


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