The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has announced the appointment of Patrick Delaney as incoming Executive Director for the NCCN Foundation. Mr. Delaney has previously held leadership roles with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, American Red Cross, and American Cancer Society. His new position with NCCN will involve fundraising for the NCCN Guidelines for Patients and other resources to empower people with cancer and their caregivers with unbiased expert guidance from the world’s leading cancer experts. Mr. Delaney will also work with the NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Awards Program by funding some of the nation’s top next-generation cancer researchers, guiding the course of treatment innovation and advancement.
Robert W. Carlson, MD
“Pat brings a wealth of experience with many of the country’s biggest health nonprofits,” said Robert W. Carlson, MD, Chief Executive Officer of NCCN. “His years of dedication to various health causes make him the perfect choice to lead our important work to empower patients and caregivers with the educational support they need at each step of their cancer journey, as well as fostering the future of cancer research. We are excited to welcome him to the team.”
Mr. Delaney attended Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania, before working in the financial services industry. He entered the nonprofit sector in 2000. He has also held numerous board positions and volunteer roles over the years.
“I am thrilled to join the team at NCCN as Executive Director of the NCCN Foundation,” said Mr. Delaney. “I look forward to supporting initiatives that deliver true insight for people living with the challenges and complexities of a cancer diagnosis, so they can take an active and informed role in their care and the care of their loved ones.”