CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1991
I felt enormously wronged by Spiegel's article. While "stars" always have been and will continue to be lured away from a cancer center as distinguished as is UCLA's, the depth of expertise is such that high quality will not suffer in the least. As a member of the UCLA Cancer Center and having just completed a seven-year term as a member of the National Cancer Advisory Board of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), I can truly attest to the fact that this center, which is one of only 24 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers, is a national treasure.
September 23, 1987 |
The goal set by the National Cancer Institute to reduce cancer deaths by 50% by the year 2000 will fail unless known preventive measures are more widely practiced, cancer control experts told a meeting of the National Cancer Advisory Board in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
November 13, 1991 |
At the close of one of his last meetings as chairman of the National Cancer Advisory Board, Dr. David Korn recalls the exasperation he and his colleagues on the panel felt about the limited amount of funding available for cancer research. The board, which advises the National Cancer Institute on how to use its resources, was stymied by the small amount of money available for an array of worthy research proposals.
May 14, 1987 |
President Reagan has named Howard M. Temin, a professor of viral oncology and cell biology at the University of Wisconsin, to the National Cancer Advisory Board, the White House announced Wednesday.
February 26, 1997 |
A government panel of cancer experts agreed to help educate women in their 40s about whether to have regular mammograms, but did not issue definitive guidelines on the value of the test for women in that age group. "We will not be able to say the exact age at which a woman should start mammography," said Barbara K. Rimer of Duke University Medical Center who chairs the 18-member National Cancer Advisory Board. Research doesn't provide answers, she said.
February 14, 1991
Suelar Patterson Whitfield, personnel manager for the last three years for the city of Bakersfield, will begin working March 4 as Pasadena's human resources director. Whitfield, 43, will be responsible for affirmative action and personnel matters. Whitfield has a master's degree in management from Pace University in New York and also has worked in management with Newsweek Inc. and the Bristol-Myers Co. in New York City.