WASHINGTON--HHS Secretary Donna Shalala has appointed Paul Marks, president, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute, to chair the search committee for a director of the National Cancer Institute, to replace Dr. Samuel Broder, who now plans to leave in March instead of April as originally announced.
The 14-member committee (twice as large as the one convened to find a replacement for Vincent DeVita) is expected to make its recommendations to the White House by March 15.
Other committee members are Frances Visco, JD, National Breast Cancer Coalition; Karen Antman, Columbia University; Fernando Cabanillas, M.D. Anderson; Anthony Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Harold Freeman, chairman, President's Cancer Panel; Maxine Singer, Carnegie Institute; and Eli Glatstein and Joseph Goldstein, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Also, Kenneth Olden, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; Shirley Tilghman, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Christopher Walsh, Dana-Farber; Samuel Wells, Washington University; and Charles Wilson, University of California, San Francisco.