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David C. Hohn, MD Elected Chairman of the Board of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

JENKINTOWN, PA, March 17, 2004 – On March 12, 2004, David C. Hohn, MD was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), an alliance of 19 of the world’s leading cancer centers. As the Chairman of the NCCN Board, Dr. Hohn will be responsible for enhancing the NCCN’s position as an active leader in responding to the issues and challenges facing our nation’s health care delivery system.

“It is a great honor to be elected chairman of the board of the NCCN, an organization that has played a significant leadership role in improving the quality, delivery and standards of cancer care in this country. I look forward to working with the nation`s leading cancer centers and experts as we move the NCCN to its next level of growth and contribution,” said David C. Hohn, MD, President & CEO, Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

“Dr. Hohn brings a wealth of experience to this important position. Dr. Hohn is recognized nationally as a prominent, skilled and caring surgeon. He understands the health care system and how it impacts patient access to cancer care. He is deeply committed to making changes in the structure and processes of cancer care delivery in order to improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of care available to patients,” said William T. McGivney, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of the NCCN.

Dr. Hohn is President and Chief Executive Officer of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, one of the NCCN’s founding member institutions. He is also Professor of Surgery at the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Dr. Hohn is the Principal Investigator of the National Cancer Institute Cancer Center Support Grant and serves on the boards of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Buffalo Niagara Partnership, and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Prior to moving to Buffalo, he was Vice President of Clinical Affairs at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Chairman of Surgery at UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center.

About the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 27 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

The NCCN Member Institutions are:

  • Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center
  • Case Comprehensive Cancer Center/University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute
  • 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
  • University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center
  • Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
  • Yale Cancer Center/Smilow Cancer Hospital