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Sally L. Glaser, Ph.D., Named CEO of the Northern California Cancer Center
Date:4/14/2009

Specialist in Hodgkin lymphoma to lead cancer prevention efforts at one of the nation's largest prevention-focused cancer research centers

FREMONT, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sally L. Glaser, Ph.D., a 19-year veteran at the Northern California Cancer Center (NCCC), has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer of the organization, which is the only center in the country conducting research dedicated solely to cancer prevention. NCCC employs 135 staff members and has a $14 million operating budget. Dr. Glaser, a research scientist, will continue to direct NCCC's Greater Bay Area Cancer Registry, which collects cancer data for its nine-county catchment area to better understand patterns of cancer occurrence, treatment and survival. Previously, Dr. Glaser served as Director of Surveillance Research at NCCC. She earned an A.B. from Harvard University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley.

"NCCC is positioned to be a critical partner in America's revitalized effort to eradicate cancer," said Dr. Glaser, "I'm excited to lead our professional team of researchers and numerous other staff members at the forefront of that mission at NCCC."

NCCC is a nationally recognized leader in researching the causes of cancer and improving cancer detection and prevention. The organization's programs, while multifaceted, all address the inter-related aspects of cancer prevention. Programs include the cancer registry, which tracks all cases for two of California's ten cancer-reporting regions and aids NCCC in determining the size of the problem of cancer occurrences and death. The organization also conducts a wide variety of research studies, using data from the registry and other sources to determine the causes of cancer and factors related to survival after cancer. NCCC's distinctive outreac
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