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Ben Anderson elected to global cancer control board

Director of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center-based Breast Health Global Initiative appointed to Union for International Cancer Control board of directors

Sept. 3, 2012
Dr. Ben Anderson

New UICC board member Dr. Ben Anderson, director of the Center-based Breast Health Global Initiative, is a leading voice in the international breast cancer clinical improvement and best practices movement.

Photo courtesy of the University of Washington

Dr. Benjamin Anderson has been elected to the board of directors for the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). Anderson, director of the Hutchinson Center-based Breast Health Global Initiative and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance's Breast Health Clinic, is among three researchers from the U.S. named to the 17-member board. He was appointed at the UICC's annual meeting Aug. 26 in Montreal.

The UICC is an international professional nongovernment organization dedicated to the global control of cancer. As a longtime member of UICC, the Hutchinson Center is part of an international movement to place cancer at the top of the global health agenda.

"I am pleased and honored to represent our institution at this higher level," said Anderson, also professor of surgery and global health medicine at the University of Washington. "If investigators interested in international cancer control would like to learn more about the organization, I would be pleased to speak with them anytime."

For more information and to see the list of new board of directors, visit the UICC website. You can reach Anderson at banderso@u.washington.edu.


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