Thursday, December 18, 2014

Khleif named to National Cancer Policy Forum

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Dr. Samir N. Khleif, Director of the Georgia Regents University Cancer Center, has been named to the National Academies of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine National Cancer Policy Forum. The objectives of the forum are to identify emerging 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 forum provides a focus within the Academies of Sciences on issues related to science, clinical medicine, and public health and policy as they relate to cancer. Reports published by the forum are made available to government agencies and to the public.

Established in 1970, the Institute of Medicine is the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, which was chartered under President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. Nearly 150 years later, the society 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 Institute of Medicine.

The GRU Cancer Center is a multi-disciplinary academic cancer center focused on both research and clinical treatment. Its patient-centered approach to treatment includes first-in-the-nation treatment protocols, an experimental therapeutics program that includes specialized clinics for Phase I trials and immunotherapy, and a variety of ancillary programs – including nutritional and genetic counseling – designed with holistic healing in mind.

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