WASHINGTONPresident Clinton has named six new members to the
National Cancer Advisory Board, which advises the president, the
Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the director of the
National Cancer Institute on policies and activities at NCI.
The appointees, named to 6-year terms on the 18-member board, are:
Elmer Huerta, MD, a cancer prevention specialist at the Washington
Hospital Center, Washington, DC, and the host of Spanish-language
radio and television programs on health.
Susan M. Love, MD, adjunct professor of surgery, UCLA School of
Medicine, medical director of the Santa Barbara Breast Cancer
Institute, and author of Dr. Susan Loves Breast Book.
James McGreevey, JD, Mayor of Woodbridge Township, NJ, and chairman
of the New Jersey Democratic Leadership Council.
Arthur Nienhuis, MD, director of the St. Jude Childrens
Research Hospital and professor of pediatrics and medicine,
University of Tennessee School of Medicine. Dr. Nienhuis, a
hematologist, served as deputy clinical director at the National
Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute from 1976 to 1993.
Larry Norton, MD, head of the Division of Solid Tumor Oncology,
Memorial Sloan-Kettering, and professor of Medicine, Cornell
University Medical College. Dr. Norton also serves as president of
the National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations (NABCO).
Amelie Ramirez, DPH, associate professor of medicine and associate
director of the Center for Cancer Control Research, Baylor College of
Medicine. Dr. Ramirez is principal investigator of the National
Hispanic Leadership Initiative on Cancer, a program funded by the
National Cancer Institute.