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Thomas E. Lad, MD

Principal Investigator for the CCH Minority/Underserved NCI Community Oncology Research Program grant

NCI NCORP, Dr. Thomas Lad, MD (photo credit: Martin Zielinski)

Thomas E. Lad, MD is the Chairman of Hematology/Oncology at Cook County Health and the Principal Investigator for the Stroger Hospital of Cook County MU-NCORP (SHCC MU-NCORP). He is an investigator with an extensive research background in NCI clinical trials. He came to the project from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2003.

He is responsible for overall administration and CCH MU-NCORP operations. This includes development of new strategies for CCH MU-NCORP growth and expansion within the framework of improved cancer services for the hospital, new physician recruitment and participation, development of plans to improve accrual to clinical studies, development of partnerships with new institutions and research bases, prioritization of studies and resources, and supervision of data management and audit operations.


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