Allen S. Lichter, MD, FASCO

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Allen S. Lichter, MD, FASCO, served as the Chief Executive Officer of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation from 2006-2016. He has been an ASCO member since 1980 and served the Society in an array of volunteer capacities before accepting the position of CEO in 2006. Dr. Lichter’s research and development of three-dimensional treatment planning led to a Gold Medal from the American Society for Radiation Oncology. In 2002, he was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science.

Prior to becoming ASCO CEO, Dr. Lichter held two significant leadership roles at the University of Michigan: Chair and Professor of Radiation Oncology from 1984-1998 and Dean of the Medical School from 1998-2006. At the University of Michigan, Dr. Lichter was the first Isadore Lampe Professor of Radiation Oncology, an endowed chair, and was the Newman Family Professor of Radiation Oncology. He has previously served as the Director of the Radiation Therapy Section of the National Cancer Institute’s Radiation Oncology Branch.


Erica Cross, PA


Erica is a board certified Physician Assistant. She obtained her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies from Our Lady of the Lake College in Baton Rouge, LA. She began practicing in 2011 and has worked clinically in Orthopedics and Dermatology. The majority of her career has been spent in a Dermatology practice where she assisted in Mohs surgery, treating various types of skin cancer. She also teaches in the medical simulation department at the University of South Alabama and enjoys every aspect of medical education.