The National Cancer Policy Summit
OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES IN CANCER RESEARCH AND CARE
Meeting Summary by Margie Patlak, Sharyl J. Nass, and Erin Balogh
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This meeting was supported by Contract Nos. HHSN261200900003C and 200-2005-13434 TO #1, between the National Academy of Sciences and the National Cancer Institute and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, respectively. This study was also supported by the American Association for Cancer Research, American Cancer Society, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Association of American Cancer Institutes, C-Change, the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, Novartis Oncology, and the Oncology Nursing Society. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.
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NATIONAL CANCER POLICY FORUM1
HAROLD MOSES (Chair), Director Emeritus,
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, TN
FRED APPELBAUM, Director,
Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
PETER B. BACH, Associate Attending Physician,
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York
EDWARD BENZ, JR., President,
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and
Harvard Cancer Center, Harvard School of Medicine, Boston, MA
THOMAS G. BURISH, Provost,
Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN, and
American Cancer Society Board of Directors
MICHAEL A. CALIGIURI, Director,
Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, OH
RENZO CANETTA, Vice President,
Oncology Global Clinical Research, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Wallingford, CT
MICHAELE CHAMBLEE CHRISTIAN, Retired,
Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, National Cancer Institute, Washington, DC
WILLIAM DALTON, President, CEO, and Center Director,
Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, and
AACR Committee on Science Policy and Legislative Affairs
ROBERT ERWIN, President,
Marti Nelson Cancer Foundation, Davis, CA
BETTY R. FERRELL, Research Scientist,
City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA
JOSEPH F. FRAUMENI, JR., Director,
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
PATRICIA A. GANZ, Professor,
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Schools of Medicine & Public Health, Division of Cancer Prevention & Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA
ROY S. HERBST, Chief of Medical Oncology,
Yale Cancer Center, New Haven, CT
JOHN HOHNEKER, Senior Vice President and Head,
Global Development, Integrated Hospital Care, Novartis Pharma AG, Basel Switzerland
THOMAS J. KEAN, Executive Director,
C-Change, Washington, DC
DOUGLAS R. LOWY, Deputy Director,
National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
JOHN MENDELSOHN, President,
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
MARTIN J. MURPHY, Chief Executive Officer,
CEO Roundtable on Cancer, Durham, NC
BRENDA NEVIDJON, Clinical Professor and Specialty Director,
Nursing & Healthcare Leadership, Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC, and
Oncology Nursing Society
DAVID R. PARKINSON, President and CEO,
Nodality, Inc., San Francisco, CA
SCOTT RAMSEY, Full Member,
Cancer Prevention Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
LISA C. RICHARDSON, Associate Director for Science,
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
JOHN A. WAGNER, Vice President,
Clinical Pharmacology, Merck and Company, Inc., Rahway, NJ
JANET WOODCOCK, Director,
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD
National Cancer Policy Forum Staff
SHARYL NASS, Director,
National Cancer Policy Forum
LAURA LEVIT, Program Officer
CHRISTINE MICHEEL, Program Officer
ERIN BALOGH, Associate Program Officer
MICHAEL PARK, Senior Program Assistant
PATRICK BURKE, Financial Associate
SHARON B. MURPHY, Scholar in Residence
ROGER HERDMAN, Director,
Board on Health Care Services
This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Council’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this report:
Nancy Davenport-Ennis, Founder, Patient Advocacy Foundation, Hampton, VA
Allen S. Lichter, Chief Executive Officer, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Alexandria, VA
Barbara K. Rimer, Dean, Alumni Distinguished Professor, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC
Ellen V. Sigal, Chairperson and Founder, Friends of Cancer Research, Arlington, VA
Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they did not see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Enriqueta C. Bond, President Emeritus, Burroughs Wellcome Fund. Appointed by the Institute of Medicine, she was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authors.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the following individuals for their input to the development of the National Cancer Policy Summit agenda: Harold Moses, Thomas G. Burish, Michaele Chamblee Christian, Betty R. Ferrell, Joseph F. Fraumeni, Jr., Thomas J. Kean, Sharon Murphy, Brenda Nevidjon, Lisa C. Richardson, and John A. Wagner. We also thank everyone who participated in the Summit for highlighting important issues in cancer research and cancer care, especially the panelists, who are listed in the agenda found in the appendix.