President Barack Obama recently announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to the National Cancer Advisory Board: Peter C. Adamson, MD; Yuan Chang, MD; Timothy J. Ley, MD; Deborah Watkins Bruner, RN, PhD, FAAN; and Max S. Wicha, MD.
Peter C. Adamson, MD
Dr. Adamson is Attending Physician in the Division of Oncology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a position he has held since 1999. Dr. Adamson has been Chair of the Children’s Oncology Group, supported by the National Cancer Institute, since 2010. He began his pediatric career as a resident at Children’s Hospital from 1984 to 1987. Dr. Adamson received his MD degree from Cornell University.
Yuan Chang, MD
Dr. Chang is currently Professor of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh, a position she has held since 2002. Dr. Chang has been a Distinguished Professor of Pathology since 2012 and is the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Chair of Cancer Virology. Dr. Chang received her MD from the University of Utah College of Medicine.
Timothy J. Ley, MD
Dr. Ley is Director of the Stem Cell Biology Section in the Division of Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine, a position he has held since 2000. Dr. Ley has also served as Associate Director for Cancer Genomics at The Genome Institute at Washington University since 2008. Dr. Ley received his MD from Washington University School of Medicine.
Deborah Watkins Bruner, RN, PhD, FAAN
Dr. Watkins Bruner is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Nursing at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Professor of Radiation Oncology, and Associate Director for Outcomes Research at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, positions she has held since 2011. Dr. Bruner received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.
Max S. Wicha, MD
Dr. Wicha is the Madeline and Sidney Forbes Professor of Oncology at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, a position he has held since April 2015. Dr. Wicha received his MD from Stanford University School of Medicine. ■