Letter from Fox Chase Cancer Center
Chairman of the Board Philip Lippincott
RE: Appointment of Robert C. Young, M.D. to President of The American Cancer Society
Board of Directors
Fox Chase Cancer Center
7701 Burholme Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111
November 1, 2001
On November 3, 2001, Robert C. Young, MD, president of Fox Chase Cancer Center will become the national president of the American Cancer Society, the world's largest voluntary health organization. This is an honor and distinction, which reflects well on this great city and state. He is the first Philadelphian in 25 years to hold this position.
Dr. Young has served the ACS as a volunteer at the divisional and national levels since he came to Fox Chase 12 years ago. He is also a member of the society's national board of directors. As president of the ACS, he is responsible for providing direction and setting organizational policies and priorities, as well as acting as a spokesperson on key cancer related issues for the public, health professionals, other cancer-related organizations and the Congress.
During his one-year tenure, Dr. Young will of course continue in his role as president of Fox Chase Cancer Center, an institution which itself has experienced tremendous growth over the past decade. The ACS presidency is the latest in a long series of career benchmarks for Dr. Young. He is a recognized expert in the treatment of lymphomas and ovarian cancers. He has served as president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, president of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society, chairman of the board of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and a member of the Board of Scientific Advisors of the National Cancer Institute. Before coming to Fox Chase, he was chief of the National Cancer Institute's medicine branch for fourteen years and associate director of the Centers and Community Oncology Program.
The ACS presidency is a great challenge, but one which Dr. Young is more than prepared to meet. The Board of Directors and staff of Fox Chase Cancer Center would like to congratulate him on his election, express our full support and our confidence that he will bring the same energy, passion and vision to the ACS that mark his presidency at Fox Chase. We wish him and the American Cancer Society a productive and positive year.
Chairman of the Board
Fox Chase Cancer Center
- Press Announcement for Young Appointment to ACS
- Young Biography
- Young Curriculum Vitae
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- Young Acceptance Speech
- Young Interview in Oncology Times
- Fox Chase Fact Sheet