Dr. Samir N. Khleif, Director of the GRU Cancer Center at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, GA has been named to the National Academies of sciences’ Institute of Medicine National Cancer Policy Forum (NCPF). The objectives of the Forum are to identify emerging high priority policy issues in the nation’s effort to combat cancer and to examine those issues through convening activities that promote discussion about potential opportunities for action. The NCPF provides a focus within the Academies of Science for the consideration of issues related to science, clinical medicine and public health and policy as they relate to cancer. Reports published by the NCPF are made available to government agencies, and the general public.
Established in 1970, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) is the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, which was chartered under President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. Nearly 150 years later, the National Academy of Sciences has expanded into what is collectively known as the National Academies, which comprises the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Research Council, and the IOM.