We are excited to introduce to you the first newsletter for the University of Maryland Cancer Network and all cancer centers throughout UMMS. Our goal is to build cohesion among our centers, grow internal awareness of the research and clinical programs that span the system, and provide recognition for our outstanding staff and initiatives. 

Each issue will feature messages from cancer center leadership across the system on topics that affect our system of cancer care, including quality, cost, awareness and access management, and research and clinical trials. We will also feature an operations message from one center in each issue, as well as provide recognition of staff and initiatives from across the system. 

I along with the other leaders of the cancer centers across the system hope you find this newsletter to be a useful communication tool, and we welcome your feedback for future issues.

John A. Olson, Jr, MD, PhD
Director, University of Maryland Cancer Network
Associate Director, University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center