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Meet our Executives and Experts

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Chief Executive Officer

Gary M. Reedy has served as CEO of the American Cancer Society since April 2015. Prior to his appointment, he served as a volunteer leader of the organization.

Chair, Board of Directors

Director, Internal Audit, Pennsylvania State University.

Acting Chief Medical Officer

Expertise in the emerging science and trends in cancer.

Chief Cancer Control Officer

Dr. Richard Wender oversees the national and global cancer control programs of the American Cancer Society, including cancer screening, tobacco control, access to care, and quality of life.

Chief Financial Officer

Chief financial officer for the American Cancer Society and for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.

Chief Administrative Officer

Chief administrative officer for the American Cancer Society.

Vice President, Surveillance & Health Services Research Program

Focuses on cancer disparities, with emphasis on minority groups and people of lower socioeconomic positions.

Vice President, Epidemiology Research Program

Provides strategic oversight and planning for all epidemiology research activities, program development, and communications.

Strategic Dir., Cancer Prevention Study-3

Focuses on the role physical activity plays in cancer prevention and the role obesity plays as a risk factor for cancer.

Vice President for Tobacco Control

Cliff Douglas, an internationally recognized expert in tobacco control policy and law, is vice president for Tobacco Control and director of the American Cancer Society Tobacco Control Center.

Strategic Director, Surveillance Information Services

Lead author Cancer Statistics/Cancer Facts & Figures, oversees production of educational publications, and conducts descriptive studies with a focus on disparities in cancer occurrence.

Managing Director, Nutrition and Physical Activity

Focuses on the importance of diet and exercise in chronic disease prevention and management.

Strategic Dir., Nutritional Epidemiology

Focuses on the role dietary factors and energy imbalance play in cancer risk.

Strategic Director, Pathology Research

Focuses on accuracy and balance of cancer information developed and distributed by the Society.

Vice President, Cancer Control Interventions, Prevention and Early Detection

Focuses on strategies to improve prevention and early detection of cancer in underserved populations.

Managing Director, HPV & Women's Cancers

Reviews & updates breast and cervical cancer screening guidelines and HPV vaccination information.


Most Recent Releases
Sep 10, 2019

The American Cancer Society (ACS) celebrates its historic 35th anniversary of its signature fundraiser Relay For Life with the 2020 season kickoff. The Relay For Life movement is dedicated to...

Aug 28, 2019

A new American Cancer Society study finds that colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence is increasing exclusively in young adults in nine high-income countries spanning three continents. The study,...

Aug 15, 2019

William G. Cance, M.D., has been selected as the American Cancer Society’s chief medical and scientific officer. Dr. Cance will lead the integration of ACS’ Research and Cancer Control...

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