Christian H. Poindexter, Chair (chosen by Governor), 1999
Appointed by Governor: Patricia O. Horsey, 1996; Famebridge C. Payne, 1997; Martin D. Abeloff, M.D., 1998; Genevieve M. Matanoski, M.D., 1998; Constance M. Unseld, 1998; Michele H. Bloch, M.D., 1999; Sanford A. Stass, M.D., 1999; Mary Sexton, Ph.D., 1999; Evelyn M. Wilson, 1999.
Designated by Senate President: Paul G. Pinsky, 1999
Designated by House Speaker: Joan B. Pitkin, 1998
Ex officio: Deidre Murphy, Ph.D., designee of Secretary of the Environment; Carlessia A. Hussein, Dr.P.H., designee of Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene; David J. Ramsay, D.M., D.Phil., President, University of Maryland, Baltimore; Stanford A. Stass, M.D., Director, Greenbaum Cancer Center; Edward D. Miller, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, Johns Hopkins Medicine; Martin D. Abeloff, M.D., Director, Johns Hopkins Oncology Center.
Nonvoting member: Regina el Arculli, National Cancer Institute
U. Michael Currie, Executive Director
c/o Community & Public Health Administration
Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene
201 West Preston St., Suite 300
Baltimore, MD 21201
The State Council on Cancer Control was authorized by the Governor in June 1991 (Executive Order 01.01.1991.22). The Council was restructured in November 1997 (Executive Order 01.01.1997.07).
The Council works with the Governor to develop a comprehensive State policy and program to reduce the incidence of cancer in Maryland. The Council also recommends programs for public education, prevention and treatment of cancer, and access to testing, screening, and treatment. It evaluates existing and planned programs and promotes public-private partnerships to lower the incidence of cancer.
The Council sets the goals and priorities of the Cancer Surveillance System, which collects data on incidence, diagnostic stage, mortality, and risk factors for cancer. Through the Maryland Cancer Registry Advisory Committee, the System also uses the Maryland Cancer Registry as a tool to plan, evaluate, and target cancer control programs.
The Council consists of up to eighteen members. Up to twelve members are appointed to three-year terms by the Governor. Six members serve ex officio.
July 10, 1998
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