June 03, 2021
The publication last week in The Cancer Letter documents allegations of misconduct by a colleague in the GI cancer community. The ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group (ECOG-ACRIN) unequivocally stands against sexual harassment in any form. The attention brought to this matter is critical for all concerned and for our broader cancer research community. It speaks to the care and respect we must exercise in our professional environments, each doing our part to eliminate inequality and inequity, and to support vulnerable persons. We must cultivate an environment in which all can thrive.
In ECOG-ACRIN we are committed to gender equity, equity in sexual orientation, and we have espoused a specifically anti-racist stance. This process – which has been and will be a long-term commitment on our part – will be accelerated by a specific committee charged to focus on issues related to gender representation and equality.
|Peter J. O’Dwyer, MD||Mitchell D. Schnall, MD, PhD|
|Group Co-Chair||Group Co-Chair|