GUIDELINES & PROTOCOLS COMMITTEE
The mission and aims of the Guidelines and Protocols Committee are many. We seek to develop standardization of scientific and research guidelines and clinical trial protocols, as well as review guidelines and protocols for consideration of HNCIG endorsement and dissemination. We promote adoption and dissemination of standardized work products to constituent groups and promote the multidisciplinary interests and collaborative relationships of HNCIG.
Dr. Sue S. Yom, MD, PhD, MAS, FASTRO is the Vice Chair of Strategic Advisory and Irwin Mark Jacobs and Joan Klein Jacobs Distinguished Professor in Head and Neck Cancer Radiation Oncology. She completed undergraduate studies at Rice University, medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, and residency at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. She has been at UCSF since 2007, where she has directed clinical programs in head and neck and lung cancer radiation oncology. She is the NRG Oncology Principal Investigator at UCSF and has served on the NRG Oncology Head and Neck Steering, Radiation Oncology, and Publications Committees, the National Cancer Institute Head and Neck Recurrent/Metastatic Disease Task Force, and the NCCN Head and Neck Cancers guidelines committee. She is the Co-Chair (Radiation Oncology) of the Head and Neck Steering Committee of the National Cancer Institute, which guides development of national clinical trials in head and neck cancer. She is the 2021 President of the American Radium Society and was the founding Steering Committee Chair establishing the society’s Appropriate Use Committee guidelines for radiation oncology. She is the Deputy Editor at the International Journal for Radiation Oncology Biology Physics and the Editor-in-Chief Elect for 2022. She serves on expert head and neck cancer resource panels for both ASCO and ASTRO and has served as a national written or oral boards examiner for the American Board of Radiology for many years. As an actively practicing clinician, she has been listed in Best Doctors in America continuously since 2009.
Dr Juliette Thariat, MD, PhD, is a professor in radiation oncology at the Comprehensive Cancer Centre François Baclesse / ARCHADE, Caen, France. She trained at M.D. Anderson Cancer center in Houston , at the European Hospital of Paris, and at the Nice proton center. Her main fields of interest are head and neck, ophthalmology, sarcomas, metastases & special irradiation techniques: stereotactic RT (CyberKnife), proton therapy, IMRT (RapidArc/tomotherapy) and rare tumors. Her lab efforts at the corpuscular physics lab / ENSICAEN-CNRS focus on modeling radiation effects and resolving hadrontherapy uncertainties. She is principal investigator in several national clinical trials. She is president of the French Head and neck Intergroup, supervises the French Inter University Diploma Of innovative irradiation techniques and she’s recently co-chair of the Guidelines and Protocol Committee of Head and Neck Cancer International Group (HNCIG). She serves as an associate editor for several national and international journals. She has written over 400 peer-reviewed publications, numerous book chapters & international guidelines, and has over 300 communications in French and International meetings.
Sarbani Ghosh Laskar
Velda Ling YuChow
Christophe Le Tourneau