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March 22, 2017

ACCC Appoints Five Members to the 2017 Board of Trustees

Rockville, Md. — During its 43rd Annual Meeting, CANCERSCAPE, on March 31, 2017, the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) will introduce its first official class of Board Appointees. In keeping with the new election model that was enacted in March 2016, the Nominating Committee has appointed five members to serve on the Board of Trustees. The selection process was centered on identifying members who would not only make excellent additions to the Board, but also best reflect the rich diversity of the ACCC multidisciplinary membership. The five appointees include two members who will serve their second terms.

Newly Appointed Board of Trustees Members

Melanie Feinberg, Director, Oncology Quality, Maine Medical Center/MaineHealth, specializes as a cancer registrar and currently serves as the Quality, Information, and Research Manager, for Maine Medical Center and MaineHealth Oncology.

Kashyap Patel, MD, Managing Partner, Carolina Blood & Cancer Care Associates, is a board certified hematologist/oncologist who specializes in palliative care.

Laeton J. Pang, MD, MPH, FACR, FACRO, Pacific Radiation Oncology, LLC, is a practicing radiation oncologist who works to stay ahead of the curve on leading-edge treatments and technology in order to offer the best options to his patients during their difficult experience in fighting cancer.

Returning Appointed Board of Trustees Members

Catherine Brady-Copertino, BSN, MS, OCN, Executive Director, Anne Arundel Medical Center, DeCesaris Cancer Institute, provides strategic and operational leadership to her team with her extensive background in nursing and administration.

Cecilia R. Zapata, MS, MHA, Director, Regional/Global Network and Physician Educational Outreach, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, specializes in health administration and has led the organization through an 18-month strategic planning process to successfully identify primary focus programs.

About the Association of Community Cancer Centers
The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) is the leading advocacy and education organization for the multidisciplinary cancer care team. More than 23,000 cancer care professionals from over 2,000 hospitals and practices nationwide are affiliated with ACCC. It is estimated that 65 percent of the nation's cancer patients are treated by a member of ACCC. Providing a national forum for addressing issues that affect community cancer programs, ACCC is recognized as the premier provider of resources for the entire oncology care team. Our members include medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, cancer program administrators and medical directors, senior hospital executives, practice managers, pharmacists, oncology nurses, radiation therapists, social workers, and cancer program data managers. For more information, visit ACCC's website at Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and read our blog, ACCCBuzz.

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