Dr. Michael Thompson

Hematology and Oncology
Milwaukee, WI
19 years experience male

About

Bio

I am passionate about clinical trials, translational and basic science research. It is a tragedy that only 2-7% of adults participate in cancer clinical trials (Zon R. et al. ASCO statement on minimum standards and exemplary attributes of clinical trial sites. J Clin Oncol. 2008) Improved clinical trial enrollment depends on well designed, interesting trials, informed patients that may even assist in clinical trial design, institutional infrastructure support, as well as local and national leadership and coordination. The treatment standards of care we have today in oncology are built upon the clinical trial leadership and patient participation of the past. Clinical trials benefit the individual and society and should be encouraged in the community setting. My goal is to offer patients the best therapy available for their individual situation. My PhD research was in pharmacogenetics. That is the study of how heredity changes one’s response to drugs (such as chemotherapy). I believe that this same personalized approach to drug research also applies to how I care for patients. Everyone is an individual. I am interested in cancer and hematologic or blood cancers (lymphoma, myeloma, leukemia, and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). I am also interested in developing new treatments for all cancers, particularly early phase molecular biomarker driven studies. I believe that we live in an exciting era in which new drugs are providing options for improving quality of life and survival.

Specialties
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Hematology and Oncology

Hematology

Internal Medicine, Board Certified

Medical Oncology

Doctor Q&A

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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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Depends: It depends on the type of leukemia -- eg AML, ALL, CML, CLL, Hairy cell. In Rai stage 0 CLL there are no symptoms. In many others the symptoms can inc ... Read More
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Unclear: It is unclear how this is known to be hereditary. The place to start is meeting with a genetic counselor to understand the family history and any (?) ... Read More

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Mar 19, 2015
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Aug 26, 2013
Good Knowledgeable answers and Caring Approach
Aug 26, 2013
Good Knowledgeable answers and Caring Approach
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Graduated 2001MD

Medical/Graduate school

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Graduated 2001MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Wisconsin, Madison
Graduated 1993MD

Medical/Graduate school

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, MN
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

Mayo Health System

Residency

Internal Medicine

Awards

Academy for Health Science Education (ASHE) Developer Grant, MD Anderson Cancer Center
NCI Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP), NCI
Young Investigator Award (YIA), ASCO

Affiliations

American Society of Hematology
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Clinical Oncology, Integrated Technology Committee
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