WASHINGTONPresident Clinton has named Phillip A. Sharp, PhD, of
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to serve as chair of the
National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB). Dr. Sharp succeeds J. Michael
Bishop, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco. The
President has also named three new board membersJames O.
Armitage, MD, James Harold French, Jr., MD, and Arthur Wesley
Nienhuis, MD. The 18-member board advises the President, the
Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the director of the
National Cancer Institute on the policies and activities of the NCI.
Dr. Armitage is dean of the College of Medicine, University of
Nebraska, Omaha. Dr. French is clinical assistant professor of
plastic surgery, Georgetown University. Dr. Nienhuis, director, St.
Jude Childrens Hospital, was reappointed to the board. He was
first named a member in December 1998 to fill a vacant seat.