November 18, 2005

Two tapped for national lung cancer advisory board

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David Johnson, M.D.

Two tapped for national lung cancer advisory board

Sheila Bates, M.S.W.

Sheila Bates, M.S.W.

The Lung Cancer Alliance has named two representatives of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center to its newly revised Medical & Scientific Advisory Board.

David Johnson, M.D., Vanderbilt-Ingram's deputy director, and Sheila Bates, M.S.W., manager of patient and community education, join 21 other specialists representing a broad range of disciplines related to lung cancer research, diagnosis, early detection, treatment, care and support.

The advisory board provides oversight of the Alliance's educational materials, helps develop position papers on various technical and scientific topics, represents the Alliance in public forums and provides other strategic advice and counsel.

Johnson, an internationally known specialist in lung cancer, is Cornelius A. Craig Professor of Oncology and chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Bates brings expertise not only in patient and community education/outreach and as an experienced oncology social worker but as a caregiver who lost both a father and a husband to lung cancer.

Other members of the advisory board include representatives of Harvard Medical School, Georgetown University, University of Colorado, University of North Carolina, NYU School of Medicine, University of California-San Diego, University of Pennsylvania, UT Southwestern Medical Center, University of Nebraska Medical Center, the University of California-San Francisco, Atlanta Medical Center, the Oncology Nursing Society, University College Hospital of Galway, Ireland; Karmanos Cancer Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

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