About the Author
Syed A. Abutalib, MD, is Assistant Director for Stem Cell Transplantation at the Chicago-area branch of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, or CTCA. CTCA is a group of five private treatment centers in the USA focused on patient care in oncology. For several years now, Dr. Abutalib has authored the very popular and well-received "Clinical Conundrums" feature in the oncologist tabloid paper Clinical Oncology (McMahon Publishing), and this is where the idea came to him to enhance and expand his concept from that experience into this book. Maurie Markman, MD, is Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs and National Director of Medical Oncology at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). A nationally-renowned oncologist, Dr. Markman has more than 20 years of experience in cancer treatment and gynecologic research at some of the country's most recognized facilities. Dr. Markman has served as the Vice President for Clinical Research and Chairman of the Department of Gynecologic Medical Oncology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Prior to that, Dr. Markman spent 11 years as Chairman of the Department of Hematology/Oncology and Director of the Taussig Cancer Center at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He also spent five years as Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.