By Megan Martin, Communications Manager
NCCN welcomes several new members to the NCCN Foundation Board of Directors. The latest additions to the Board of the NCCN Foundation, the philanthropic affiliate of NCCN, include Gena Cook; William N. Hait, MD, PhD; Jai Pausch; and Robert C. Young, MD. The NCCN Foundation seeks support for programs to benefit patients with cancer as well as clinical researchers.
The newest additions to the NCCN Foundation Board join the existing members, which include: Sam Donaldson (Chair), ABC News; Michael Parisi (Vice Chair), Altum, Inc., CommonHealth Worldwide; Ray Lynch (Treasurer), Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah; John A. Gentile, Jr. (Secretary), Harborside Press, LLC; Brian Garofalo, G Consulting Services, LLC; Deborah Morosini, MD, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP; and Diane Schueneman, Retired Merrill Lynch Executive.
The NCCN Foundation was created to advance 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. One of the primary initiatives of the NCCN Foundation is to gain support for the distribution of the NCCN Guidelines for Patients™. The NCCN Guidelines for Patients™ are recastings of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines™) into patient-friendly language outlining appropriate treatments.