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Bailes new ASCO Foundation chair

Bailes new ASCO Foundation chair

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia—Joseph Bailes, MD, editor of Cancer Care & Economics, has been named the new chair of the board of directors of The ASCO Foundation, which works with ASCO to raise and distribute funds for programs that improve cancer care and create an environment for prevention and cure.

A former president of ASCO from 1999 to 2000, Dr. Bailes is a nationally recognized leader in cancer public policy and will continue to serve as co-chair of the ASCO Government Relations Council.

"This is an exciting time in the field of clinical oncology as cancer research and treatments continue to progress, and we are helping to improve the lives of those living with cancer," Dr. Bailes said. "Working with The ASCO Foundation's remarkable staff and board of directors is a wonderful opportunity, and I look forward to supporting continued advancement in the field of oncology in my new role as chair."

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