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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.

Chief Medical and Scientific Officer

Surgical oncologist and physician-scientist

Deputy 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 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.


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Smoking rates have dropped so dramatically in the U.S. that many people can go days, weeks, or even months without being exposed to tobacco smoke. But while smoking has begun to disappear from the...

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Nearly one in four oncologists discussing genomic testing with their patients rarely or never discusses the costs of testing, according to a new study led by American Cancer Society investigators.

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