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Diane E. Paul, MS, RN, Joins National Comprehensive Cancer Network as Vice President, Clinical Trials Network

JENKINTOWN, Pa., June 13, 2005 — William T. McGivney, Ph.D., CEO of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), announces that Diane E. Paul, MS, RN, has joined NCCN as Vice President, Clinical Trials Network. In this role, Paul will be responsible for developing a centralized, standardized infrastructure for the conduct of clinical trials among NCCN’s 19 member institutions.

“This network will be of interest to pharmaceutical/biotechnology companies for the conduct of their trials. And, it is our hope that collaboration will bring promising and effective new treatments to cancer patients,” said McGivney.

Paul launched the NCCN Clinical Trials Network during her original tenure at NCCN from 1999 to 2003. Before rejoining NCCN, Paul served as Executive Director of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey Oncology Group and Director of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey Network at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She speaks often on such topics as cancer screening and prevention and has published articles in clinical publications including Cancer Investigation, Cancer Practice, and Oncology Nursing Forum.

For her work with the Cancer Hope Network, Paul received an “Unsung Heroine Award” in 1988 – an honor sponsored by the Women’s Network of New Jersey and presented by Senator Bill Bradley. She also received the Information Service Partnership Award from the National Cancer Institute in 1996. She is a recipient of Coping magazine’s Hero Award and Mirabella’s “1000 Points of Light” Award.

Paul completed her master’s degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing at Rutgers University and her undergraduate degree in nursing science at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Convent Station, New Jersey. She is a member of the Association of Cancer Executives, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Oncology Nursing Society.

About the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 25 of the world's leading cancer centers, is dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer. Through the leadership and expertise of clinical professionals at NCCN Member Institutions, NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health care delivery system. As the arbiter of high-quality cancer care, NCCN promotes the importance of continuous quality improvement and recognizes the significance of creating clinical practice guidelines appropriate for use by patients, clinicians, and other health care decision-makers. The primary goal of all NCCN initiatives is to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of oncology practice so patients can live better lives. For more information, visit NCCN.org.

The NCCN Member Institutions are:

  • Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at The Nebraska Medical Center
  • City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center
    Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
  • Duke Cancer Institute
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center / Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
  • The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
  • Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
  • Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital/The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Stanford Cancer Institute
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
  • UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • University of Colorado Cancer Center
  • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
  • Yale Cancer Center/Smilow Cancer Hospital