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Patricia J. Goldsmith Joins National Comprehensive Cancer Network as Senior Vice President, Business Development, Public Affairs and Policy

JENKINTOWN, PA, January 18, 2005 – William T. McGivney, Ph.D., CEO of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), announces that Patricia J. Goldsmith has joined NCCN as senior vice president for business development, public affairs and policy. McGivney stated that Goldsmith`s responsibilities will include establishing relationships with employers, employer groups, managed care companies and other national organizations. In addition, she will work to enhance the visibility of NCCN programs among a variety of constituencies in the nation`s health care system.

Goldsmith formerly served as vice president for institutional development, public affairs and marketing at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, one of the NCCN`s member institutions. She began her career at Moffitt in 1995 as vice president for managed care and business development, followed by a dual role as vice president for Moffitt`s foundation, while also overseeing its national managed care, public relations and marketing functions. Before joining Moffitt, she developed and directed all managed care activities of the University of South Florida College of Medicine.

A frequent speaker at national meetings and symposia, Goldsmith was chosen by U. S. Representative Bill McCollum (R-Fl) in 2003 to join 100 leaders representing every stakeholder interest in health care in a unique effort to find consensus on what structural changes could be made in our nation`s health care delivery system to assure quality health care for future generations.

An alliance of 19 of the world`s leading cancer centers, the NCCN is an authoritative source of information to help patients and health professionals make informed decisions about cancer care. Through the collective expertise of its member institutions, the NCCN develops, updates, and disseminates a complete library of clinical practice guidelines that are the standard for clinical policy in oncology.

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