Cancer Group in the preparation of new Cochrane Reviews. As a freelance journalist and author, Ms. Mayer has published three books on breast cancer including, most recently, After Breast Cancer: Answers to the Questions You’re Afraid to Ask. She is the author of Advanced Breast Cancer: A Guide to Living with Metastatic Disease, the only book of its kind. Ms. Mayer also writes feature articles on breast cancer for magazines, newsletters, websites, and medical journals, and she has been featured as a speaker at many conferences. She is a 15-year breast cancer survivor.
Frank E. Samuel, Jr., has served as science and technology advisor to Ohio Governor Bob Taft since August 2000. In this role, Mr. Samuel advises the governor on science and technology issues as they relate to economic growth for the State of Ohio and focuses on aligning state science and technology programs with Governor Taft’s Third Frontier Project. As the science and technology advisor, he also serves as chair of the Technology Action Board (TAB) and the Biomedical Research & Technology Transfer Commission (BRTTC). The Board and the Commission were established to provide state support for creating early stage capital, developing new technologies, enhancing jobs and business opportunities in the state and improving the health of Ohioans. In July 2003, Mr. Samuel was appointed a member of the Third Frontier Commission, the three-person governing board that oversees the state’s Third Frontier Project.
Prior to assuming his state position, Mr. Samuel served as president of the Edison Biotechnology Center, Inc., in Columbus, Ohio; president of the Health Industry Manufacturers Association (HIMA) in Washington, D.C.; practiced law in Washington, D.C., specializing in regulatory, legislative and other governmental issues affecting healthcare technology and services; and served in a variety of positions in the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, including Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislation (Health). He has been a member of the board of directors of a dozen biomedical and health insurance companies and organizations. He is a graduate of Hiram College and Harvard Law School.
Samuel Broder, Executive Vice President, Celera Genomics, Rockville, Maryland, was a committee member until May 25, 2004.