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A Note from the COO

Gary J. Weyhmuller, MBA, SPHR, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, NCCN

Dear Community Members:  

As the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), I wanted to take a few moments to share my experiences over the last two months at NCCN.  When I arrived on February 3rd, NCCN Headquarters was in the final stages of planning for the NCCN 19th Annual Conference: Advancing the Standard of Cancer Care™.

While at the conference I had the opportunity to attend many meetings and witness thoughtful, lively collaboration between NCCN staff, representatives of the now 25 NCCN Member Institutions, and other stakeholders from the vast oncology community—nationally and internationally—including community practice clinicians, policy, payers, and industry. The success of NCCN is a direct result of the quality of the NCCN Member Institutions coupled with the strength, authority, and dedication of the oncology stakeholders with whom we collaborate.

Having joined NCCN after more than 35 years with Fox Chase Cancer Center—one of the founding NCCN Member Institutions—I am comfortable within my new role at NCCN while keenly aware of not only of the concerns and challenges faced by academic cancer centers, but also the various stakeholders within the oncology landscape. Following the conference, we have much to do here at NCCN and look forward to your support as we work to realize our collective goals.

In this time of transition, growth, and uncertainty in health care, our combined efforts toward open dialogue and transparency are paramount. At NCCN, we understand first-hand the impact that our collective work has on cancer care—locally, nationally, and globally—and we are committed to furthering collaboration, enhancing the relevance and accessibility of NCCN Content, and further influencing coverage and oncology public policy to ensure quality and value in patient care.

I look forward to continued collaboration.

Gary Weyhmuller