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The National Comprehensive Cancer Network Announces Promotions

JENKINTOWN, PA, February 23, 2004 – The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), an alliance of 19 of the world`s leading cancer centers, is pleased to announce the promotion of two of its top executives, Alana L. K. Brody and Joan S. McClure.

Ms. Brody has been named Vice President, Business Development. In this position, she will lead NCCN`s relationships with the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, as well as oversee NCCN`s expansion of educational symposia and all related marketing initiatives. Ms. Brody has over a decade of healthcare experience. Prior to joining the NCCN, she helped to build the infrastructure of the National Spine Network (NSN), a national centers of excellence network of orthopaedic and neurosurgeons. She began her healthcare tenure as a marketing manager for Baystate Health Systems in Western Massachusetts. Ms. Brody holds an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a BS from Syracuse University.

Ms. McClure has been named Vice President, Clinical Information and Publications. As such, she will direct the continuing development and extension of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology; NCCN/ACS Guidelines for Patients; and the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network; as well as the derivation of the forthcoming NCCN Drug, Biologics, and Diagnostic Compendia. Prior to joining the NCCN, Ms. McClure managed programs in oncology physician and patient information and in health data standardization in the public and private sectors. She received her BS and MS degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park.

The NCCN is fortunate to have the leadership of Ms. Brody and Ms. McClure to help shape the organization’s expansion, said William T. McGivney, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of NCCN. NCCN is in a dynamic growth phase as we have more than doubled our informational programs based on the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines during the past 18 months. NCCN guidelines continue to be the standard for clinical policy in oncology. NCCN continues to expand its influence in the oncology arena.

About the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

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