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

h and community education programs actively bring cancer prevention services to underserved and low-income communities and improve the quality of life for individuals living with cancer. NCCC's programs are also integral to the organization's partnership with Stanford University and contribute to the university's National Cancer Institute Cancer Center designation.

"We're extremely happy to have Dr. Glaser as CEO," said NCCC Chairman of the Board Samuel Bronfman II. "Her scientific merits and experience combined with her vision, enthusiasm, and ability to motivate others make her a perfect choice for this position." Bronfman cited Dr. Glaser's research expertise, management skills and passion for the work of NCCC scientists, registry staff, and community educators, saying it has been "an asset to her leadership thus far and will continue to inspire support for the cancer prevention cause."

The research that comes out of NCCC builds upon established knowledge bases worldwide and contributes to the deepening understanding of how cancer affects the entire population rather than only the individual patient. The organization also examines what can be done to stop the spread of the disease. NCCC works closely with regional, state, and national health departments concerned with policy and health practice interventions in order to maximize the health of individuals and families.

"Cancer surveillance is like an early warning system for the many diseases we call 'cancer,'" said Dr. Glaser. "It tells us what's happening in the Greater Bay Area and in the state -- not just in individual clinics. And while not all cancer can yet be prevented, there is much more we can do to strengthen California's response." Addressing areas in which NCCC will play a leading role, Dr. Glaser cited ongoing research into the emerging causes of cancers, community outreach, education efforts, and programs that promote screenings f
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