Sam Donaldson Named Inaugural Chair of NCCN Foundation Board
The NCCN 15th Annual Conference: Clinical Practice Guidelines & Quality Cancer Care commenced on Wednesday, March 10, 2010, with an announcement that veteran ABC news anchor Sam Donaldson has been named as chair of the newly established NCCN Foundation Board of Directors.
William T. McGivney, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of NCCN, noted, “We are thrilled that Mr. Donaldson has accepted the position as chair of the NCCN Foundation Board of Directors. I am confident that he will provide wise and practical leadership as we look to implement programs that will benefit patients with cancer as well as researchers.”
The NCCN Foundation was recently established as the philanthropic affiliate of the NCCN to embrace the NCCN mission of improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer, while providing additional information and resources for informed decision-making.
“As a champion of the NCCN and of the amazing work they do, I am honored to serve on the NCCN Foundation Board of Directors and look forward to lending my voice to contribute to its many significant accomplishments,” said Sam Donaldson.
“As one of the 12 million cancer survivors in the United States today, I can personally attest to the need for credible information that patients can use to help them navigate the overwhelming and emotional task of deciding on treatment,” he noted.
The NCCN Foundation will also seek philanthropic support for effective distribution of the NCCN Patient Guidelines, as well as...